Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Gifted: H.A. Swain
Publication Date: June 14th, 2016
Is this going to be a series? It sounds like it's going to be a series. Well, regardless it sounds dystopian-y. That's definitely not a word but I'm just going to roll with it. And I love a good dystopian book, I think a lot of you do too. If you didn't have this on your radar before, hopefully you do now :)
Cassie's Waiting On:
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds friendship and warmth.
But Akaran has its own secrets - thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran's magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar's plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk - it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.
Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.
This novel is inspired by Indian mythology, which has always been something that interested me. This definitely sounds like it could be a standout novel in 2016 and is a definite must-add to your TBR list. Even though it's not being marketed as a series, I have a feeling it will be since it sounds like it easily could be haha.