Jan 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

I hate waiting...
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.

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.

This one sounds SO exciting! I love a good fairy tale retelling and I am hoping this one will be incredible! I couldn't get into Redwine's first series, so I am hoping this one will be better for me!

TITLE: The Shadow Queen
AUTHOR: C.J. Redwine
PUBLISHER: Balzer & Bray
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: February 16, 2016 

Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

Aurora is determined to free her home from the king’s tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan’s kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.

As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.

Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before.

So I still need to read A Wicked Thing, as I told you yesterday (lol)! But I am hoping to love it and that I will need this one asap after reading it!

TITLE: Kingdom of Ashes
AUTHOR: Rhiannon Thomas
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2016 



  1. I love fairy tale re-tellings. These both look good.

    My WoW

  2. so excited for shadown queen I have not read the other series yet. i need to.

  3. I have added these both to my goodreads!!

  4. I'm on the fence about Kingdom of Ashes. A Wicked Thing was just meh for me, but lots of readers enjoyed it. Definitely waiting on The Shadow Queen!

  5. THE SHADOW QUEEN!!! YESSSSSSSS! Can't wait for that one:)

  6. I'm so very excited about The Shadow Queen! Not too long now!!

  7. I chose Shadow Queen too! It just sounds so amazing.

    I Heart Reading

  8. Both of these sound so good!! I still need to read A Wicked Thing too though! :P

    Here's my WoW!

  9. Haven't heard of either of these, but they both look great!

  10. Awesome retellings! Haven't read a lot of those but these look really good! I still need to read A Wicked Thing too, but man those covers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  11. I haven't read anything by either author. The Shadow Queen sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  12. I LOVE both of those picks! Definitely want to read both of them! :D

  13. Shadow Queen looks like a good read! Imma check it out!

    Nice WOW :)

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

  14. Nice pick!! I can't wait for Shadow Queen. It looks like it's going to be fabulous. Here's my WoW pick http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/waiting-on-wednesday-gemini-by-sonya.html?m=0

  15. Both sound really good especially The Shadow Queen I so can't wait for this one. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

  16. Both sound amazing! I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  17. Great picks! I really want to read these too! Like you, I need to read A Wicked Thing too. I love retellings and I'm really excited about these! Thanks for visiting my WoW! Happy reading!

  18. Both great picks! I hope you love them both!!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  19. I can't wait to read Kingdom of Ashes! The cover is really pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  20. For some reason I thought The Shadow Queen was a sequel to something. If it's the first of a series, well I might just check it out now :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  21. I enjoyed Shadow Queen and hope you do too

  22. I liked The Shadow Queen a lot, and I'll be reading Kingdom of Ashes quite soon! Yay for good Harper fantasy novels. I hope you enjoy these books when you get a chance to read them!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic week, Jessica. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  23. Ooo I want both of these. I wasn't enthralled with CJ Redwyne's other trilogy, but this one looks pretty good. Great picks!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  24. Both of these sound great and their release dates are not too far away. Hope you enjoy them.

  25. The Shadow Queen has such an unconventional and gorgeous cover. I really like it. Both your picks sound great, and I hope you end up loving them once you read them.

    Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my post earlier. Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  26. I'm a huge fan of fairy tale retellings. "The Shadow Queen" is on my wishlist, but I haven't read from the author before.

    Happy readings! ;)

  27. A Wicked Thing was SO GOOD and I am so excited for Kingdom of Ashes!

  28. I still need to read A Wicked Thing! I just found out about it because I'm late to the party, but the twist on Sleeping Beauty sounds super cool. Also I need the Shadow Queen just for the cover.



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