Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.
 
 
Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.
  

Ironically one I just won two weeks ago! I'm planning to read this series very very soon!! I think after my next next read! ;)

AUTHOR: Evelyn Skye
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2017



The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.
 
 
The other book I ironically picked up last week! This is my next read!! And I cannot wait!
 
AUTHOR: Renee Ahdieh
PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2017




20 comments:

  1. Amazing choices! I am also SO excited for these two books, and the covers are GORGEOUS - especially Flame In The Mist. Great picks!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. Nice! I just finished Flame in the Mist, and I loved it. I actually liked it much more than her first series. Great picks!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

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  3. I actually was lucky enough to get a copy of Flame in the Mist too and I can't wait to read it. It sounds like it's going to be sooo good! I remember seeing The Crown's Fate around Goodreads and thought it sounded like it was going to be a good one too. Enjoy your new books!

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  4. I've got 8 books from the library at home right now and a few more on the way. I might just wait until all the The Crown’s Game books are out before reading.

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  5. Two AMAZING picks! Both of these books are absolutely stunning, and I can't wait to hear what you think of them :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  6. I am so excited to have both of these for review! Well, not *as* much for The Crown's Fate, but definitely Flame. I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a wonderful week, Jessica. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  7. I've featured Fire in the Mist a few weeks ago and I'm really excited about that too!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. I've been hearing such great things about Flame in the Mist. Cant wait to read it myself.
    Great choice this week.
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

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  9. Oo did you win Flame in the Mist?! I plan on reading this late April and I am EXCITED.

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  10. These both look great! I hope to start reading Flame in the Mist very soon myself. Enjoy!

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  11. Yes! The Crown's Fate! I really can't wait for that!
    Flame in the Mist sounds amazing, too! :)

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  12. I'm so psyched for Flame in the Mist! I was able to score an ARC last week too, I hope we'll both enjoy it :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  13. I haven't read anything by either of these authors. The Crown's Game sounds like an interesting series, and I like the covers. I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks this week, Jessica.
    Thanks for visiting My WoW earlier.

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  14. Flame in the Mist sounds spectacular! It's definitely one of my most anticipated books this year. Ahdieh is a local author where I'm at, so I've had the pleasure of meeting her multiple times and she makes me want to read this SO badly. I haven't read A Crown's Game yet, but it's pretty high up on my to-read list. Awesome picks this week! Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier.

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  15. Both of these are new titles for me so thanks for sharing. They look interesting!
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  16. ThesE are gorgeous covers but it is Flame in the Mist and Mariko that I am leaning more towards I think !

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  17. OMG YES! I want both of these so much! So ready for them to be out and in my hands!

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  18. Ah YES so excited for both of these! And so jealous that you won a copy of Crown's Fate!! Lucky you! I hope we both love these when we read them!

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  19. The Crowns Fate has such a pretty cover! Great picks!

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