Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #114

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: 

The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1)The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano 

Publication Date: October 24th, 2017


A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

I have not read anything by Ms. DeStefano before, but I'm excited to start with this novel.  I think this sounds incredibly unique and unlike anything I have ever read before! Spies, destructive powers, cursed princes? What more can you want from a book? 
Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum 
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017 


The Wicker King is a psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.

When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.

August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.

This synopsis reminds me so much of Challenger Deep, one of my all time favorite novels about mental health. I'm not sure if this book is also grounded in the structure of mental health, but it sounds like it! I can't wait to read this novel and learn more about Jack and his trials with The Wicker King. 

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  1. Ooh nice picks! Seeing these two around a bit lately! Hope you love them once you read them!

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