Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #244, January 13th

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

The Shadow's Curse by Amy McCulloch
Expected Publication: February 8th, 2016
From Goodreads:
War is coming and it can't be stopped.

For Raim, the threat of battle means first mastering the powers he and Draikh possess, seeking out the maker of the oath that caused his exile, and rescuing Wadi, the girl he loves, from his former best friend Khareh, the tyrannical Khan holding her prisoner.

For Wadi, it means choosing sides in a way she never dreamed. The more she learns about the upcoming power struggle in Darhan, the more she finds her opposition to Khareh softening. Is it possible that the safety of the Northern tribes lies with a madman?

Lines are drawn in the sand. No one can escape the coming conflict. They can only hope to survive it. 
Reign of Shadow by Sophie Jordan
Expected Publication: February 9th, 2016
From Goodreads:
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.

But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.

With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Expected Publication: February 9th, 2016
From Goodreads:
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. 

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. 

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. 

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever? 

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Expected Publication: February 9th, 2016
From Goodreads:
Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything.

Edward "Teach" Drummond, son of one of Bristol's richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to a girl he doesn’t love and sick of the high society he was born into, Teach dreams only of returning to the vast ocean he’d begun to call home. There's just one problem: convincing his father to let him leave and never come back.

Following her parents' deaths, Anne Barrett is left penniless and soon to be homeless. Though she’s barely worked a day in her life, Anne is forced to take a job as a maid in the home of Master Drummond. Lonely days stretch into weeks, and Anne longs for escape. How will she ever realize her dream of sailing to Curaçao—where her mother was born—when she's stuck in England? 

From the moment Teach and Anne meet, they set the world ablaze. Drawn to each other, they’re trapped by society and their own circumstances. Faced with an impossible choice, they must decide to chase their dreams and go, or follow their hearts and stay. 

Yes these books! Well, I've kinda already read some them, but yeah, they were so great! I want others to be able to be able to read them! What about you guys? Happy reading!


  1. Great picks Louisa! The Shadow's Curse is actually the first time I heard about this book but it looks and sounds amazing! Awesome choices my friend.

    1. Yeah, these books sound really fantastic! I've been meaning to read a few of them, but so many books, so little time! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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