Jan 27, 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.

Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.

SO excited for this one as I am a huge fairy tale retelling fan!! I can't quite remember this The Singing Bone, but I know I read it at some point because I read the complete collection of Grimm some years ago!

TITLE: The Great Hunt
AUTHOR: Wendy Higgins
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: March 8, 2016 

This riveting fantasy marks Melissa Marr’s return to the world of faery courts that made her Wicked Lovely series an international phenomenon.

Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal—she’s half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born, a war has been raging between humans and faeries. The Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans.

Lily’s father has always shielded her, but when she’s sent to the prestigious St. Columba’s school, she’s delivered straight into the arms of a fae sleeper cell—the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite’s been chosen to join them...and even the romantic attention of the fae rock singer Creed Morrison isn’t enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the familiar world she knows.

Melissa Marr returns to faery in a dramatic story of the precarious space between two worlds and the people who must thrive there. The combination of ethereal fae powers, tumultuous romance, and a bloodthirsty faery queen will have longtime fans and new readers at the edge of their seats.

SO excited for another Melissa Marr book! And she's returning to the faery world, so I'm really excited for this one!! Cannot wait!

TITLE: Seven Black Diamonds
AUTHOR: Melissa Marr
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
GENRE: Fantasy YA

RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2016



  1. I'm dying to get my hands on a finished copy of The Great Hunt!! I read the ARC & loved it!!

  2. I haven't heard of Seven Black Diamonds, but it looks amazing! I love books about fae! I'll have to check out her other series. Thanks for putting it on my radar :)

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

  3. The Great Hunt sounds really intriguing! I might have to add that book onto my ever growing TBR! While I didn't particularly enjoy Wicked Lovely, I am intrigued to see your thoughts on the new release. If it's good, I am tempted to give the faery world another go.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Obsessive Compulsive Reader

  4. Seven Black Diamonds has a great cover. The Great Hunt sounds really good. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. YES! I'm excited to read both of these! Especially The Great Hunt. It will be my first read by Wendy Higgins. :) Great picks!

  6. OMG A GRIMM RETELLING! I'm so in!!! Like sign me up right now. Added to my shelf :D

    Great picks!

    Laura @ psilovethatbook

  7. I found out about the Great hunt only today, and it is my first time hearing about Seven Black Diamonds.
    Here's my WoW if you'd like to check it out: https://bookdustmagic.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/waiting-on-wendesday-3-the-glittering-court-by-richelle-mead/

  8. The Great Hunt sounds amazing (I am ALL for retellings). But I haven't read Melissa Marr since Wicked Lovely. I didn't realize how much more she now has out there. Yet more books to add to the TBR list! :)

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

  9. THE GREAT HUNT! YES! I will forever read anything and everything Wendy Higgins writes:)

  10. The Great Hunt looks super interesting. Is it a standalone?

  11. Both of these look great! I don't think I've read anything from either author though. :) Here's my WoW http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/waiting-on-wednesday-burning-world-warm.html

  12. I would love to read these two! They seem pretty interesting and I love the Great Hunt's cover. So alluring :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  13. The Great Hunt looks so good!! I cannot wait to read it! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  14. I'm excited for the first one, but as I haven't read the other series by Marr, not sure about the 2nd one. I do love its cover and title though. Great picks!
    Check out my WOW

  15. Ooooh both sound good! My TBR list thanks you ;)

  16. I can't wait to read these books! I have to ARCs but I haven't been able to read them yet. I hope you enjoy them!

  17. I love Wendy Higgins! I'm really looking forward to The Great Hunt too! Seven Black Diamonds sounds really good too! Great picks! Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  18. Cannot wait for The Great Hunt!! Love Wendy Higgins!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  19. So excited for both of these books they sound so good. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

  20. The Great Hunt actually sounds really good! I may have to add it to my tbr. I've never read anything by Melissa Marr before. I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks! Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  21. I can't wait for the Great Hunt! That first picture is the perfect representation about how I feel towards releases XD

    ~Riv @ Forever Obsession

  22. I haven't heard of the first one, but I am definitely watching Seven Black Diamonds with interest! I've read like one book by Marr and am curious to read more. Great picks!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  23. Great picks! I´m also looking forward to read The Great Hunt.
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

  24. I JUST finished The Great Hunt this evening! Lovely book but UGH the ending. D: I hope you enjoy both of these books when you get the chance to read them, Jessica!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  25. All your picks sound good! I hope you enjoy them when you read them.

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

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  26. I so very much want to read The Great Hunt! It sounds like it is going to be a great ride!

    My WoW

  27. I just finished the Marr, and I have the Higgins on my tbr. Great picks!

  28. The Great Hunt sounds fantastic and I am so in love with that cover. Great WoW picks!

  29. Both look good! Hope you enjoy them when you get them.

  30. Not my usual fare, but The Great Hunt sounds fascinating.

    Thanks for visiting The Book Connection last week.

  31. I like the sound of The Great Hunt, but I want to get my hands on Seven Black Diamonds. I love Melissa Marr's faery world!


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