Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #81

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.

Cassie's Waiting On: 
Empress of a Thousand Skies
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Publication Date: February 7, 2017 



Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.


Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.


With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.

A saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.

When I first read the synopsis of this one I was a bit unsure about it because these types of books can be really hit or miss for me (mainly due to how well the world-building is written).  But I've read a couple of similarly themed books recently and have been impressed, so hopefully this one isn't an exception and I enjoy it!

Jocelyn's Waiting On:

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017 


An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.

Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

I loved Mackenzi Lee's This Monstrous Thing that was published in 2015. It had everything I wanted in a classics retelling. This book seems diverse, and historical fiction is already one of my favorite genres. June is only a few months away, right? 


  1. Ooh nice ones! Been seeing these around a lot lately. So naturally I am intrigued! LOL!

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  2. Both of these are quite popular choices! Cassie, I'm really excited about EMPRESS. I just got a galley so I'm hoping to read it soon! It sounds awesome. I hope you both enjoy these books when you get a chance to read them!

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