Aug 17, 2016

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.
Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know.

Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers―to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?

Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.
Anxious to see how this one ends! Naturally, poor memory and lack of detailed notes has me struggling to remember things, but I am hoping that won't be an issue come reading time! :)
TITLE: Witch's Pyre
PUBLISHER: Feiwel & Friends
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: September 20, 2016
This beauty isn’t sleeping! Sarah Prineas’s darkly imaginative retelling breaks down the classic story of Sleeping Beauty in a big, bold way. Brimming with action and romance, beautiful Rose must escape the curse that will force the kingdom to fall into a century-long slumber and fights for the freedom to find her own happily ever after.

After the spell protecting her is destroyed, Rose seeks safety in the world outside the valley she had called home. She’s been kept hidden all her life to delay the three curses she was born with, curses that will have drastic consequences if they take effect. Accompanied by the handsome and mysterious Griff and Quirk, his witty and warmhearted partner, Rose tries to escape from the ties that bind her to this forced fairy tale. But will the path they take lead them to freedom, or will it bring them straight into the prescribed story they are trying to avoid?

Set in the world of Prineas’s Ash & Bramble fifty years later, Rose & Thorn is a powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty. If you like your fairy tales dark, your heroines daring, and your suitors dashing, this is the book for you.

I still need to read Prineas' first book of the series, but I have high hopes of loving them both! I am a big fan of fairy tale retellings!

TITLE: Rose & Thorn
AUTHOR: Sarah Prineas
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2016


  1. I think I need to check both your picks, they sound like great reads and, like you, I'm a big fan of fairy-tale re-tellings!! :D

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW :)

  2. Fairy tale re-tellings are always great! Rose & Thorn looks really good. Haven't read the first series yet- may wait till this one is published. Might just pass on it.

    My WOW

  3. Rose & Thorn looks great. I really want to read it now after reading the blurb. Witch's Pyre has a great cover.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. I read the first book in that first series, but I can't remember much either. I might have to re-read it and binge-read the series when the last one comes out.
    Rose & Thorn sounds amazing!
    I hope you love both of these.

  5. I haven't started either of these series yet! I love how #WoW kicks my reading butt every week. ;) Great pick.

    Here's my #WoW

  6. YES! I can't wait to read both of these books! And, of course, both have completely stunning covers. SIGH! Gorgeous picks, Jessica!

  7. I really loved Trial by Fire, but haven't read the second book yet. Rose and Thorn looks good. Hope you enjoy them!
    My WoW

  8. Both the books are new for me but I love the second one's description so I'll be checking that out soon. Thanks for sharing!
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  9. I still need to read the second book in the Josephine Angelini series! I'm waiting to see how it all ends before I dive back in, I want to make sure we don't have an Allegiant type situation:)

  10. Both new to me but sound great and I really love both covers! ♥

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  11. Both of these covers are so fantastic! I have got to start that Angelini series. Great picks!

  12. They both look great! I love re-tellings too and Beauty and the Beast is probably my favorite re-telling. Rose & Thorn sounds like a great one that I definitely need to add to my list.

  13. The cover of Rose and Thorn looks amazing!!! Great picks!

  14. I love the cover for Rose and Thorn! I haven't read anything by the author before, but I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  15. And now I want both hahaha Thank you!

  16. I'm excited about Witch's Pyre as well! Too bad galleys won't be printed - I feel like I've been waiting for forever. :D I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them, Jessica!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  17. You always featire such unique books ❤️ Love it! How is the witch one? Looks interesting :D

  18. Ooh, I haven't seen the cover for Rose & Thorn. It's so pretty. I have the first book on my tbr, but I haven't read it yet. I'll have to see if I can get it from the library. I hope you enjoy both of your picks this week, Jessica.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  19. Both are new to me! I love these covers, I'm going to have to look into these :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  20. Oooh... these both have amazing covers! Rose & Thorn sounds awesome!

  21. I haven't started the first series, and I have to say that I haven't been a fan of the second author unfortunately. Even though her covers are beautiful! Great picks though!
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