Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #19

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.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

The Shadow Queen: C. J. Redwine 
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016


Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

So it's another fairytale retelling for my WOW this week! I've heard mixed things about this one so far, but I won't let that deter me - I will make a determination on my own :) I'm on a fairytale retelling role… 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine
Publication Date: January 5, 2016


The Impostor QueenSixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored by magical priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule.

But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found.

Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals—some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it, and the prophecy that foretold her destiny. Torn between the love she has for her people and her growing loyalty to the banished, Elli struggles to understand the true role she was meant to play. But as war looms, she must align with the right side—before the kingdom and its magic are completely destroyed.

I'm a huge fan of Sarah Fine, and her books have let me down.  She writes such amazing stories full of suspense, intrigue, and adventure.  I'm sure this is going to be yet another hit from her.  Plus, I'm always up for stories involving magic and royalty! 


  1. It's so hard to find a good fairytale retelling/reimagining but I have high hopes for this one! I also want to read The Imposter Queen, it sounds really interesting.

    Great post, guys!

    1. Right? It's so hard! I actually have this one from NYCC as I'm sure you do too, but I didn't get to it yet! We'll have to compare opinions :)

      - Jocelyn

  2. OOoh a Queen WoW!! LOL! So can't wait to read Shadow Queen!!! Great picks!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I'm so excited to read The Shadow Queen as well. However, one of my friends read it and didn't like it but I'm still holding out hope! :)

      - Jocelyn