Jan 4, 2017

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.

New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion.

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.

True, I've read it already, but I cannot wait to own my very own copy to hold and adore!!

TITLE: Dawn Study
AUTHOR: Maria V. Snyder

GENRE: Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2017

Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.

I finally admit my interest in this one!! So can't wait to read it next month!

TITLE: Caraval
PUBLISHER: Flatiron Books
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2017 

The richly suspenseful sequel to Sophie Jordan’s romantic fantasy Reign of Shadows.

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever.

Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world—until the king discovers both Fowler's and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

Now pawns in each kingdom’s political game, Luna and Fowler are more determined than ever to escape and build the life they’ve been dreaming of. But their own pasts have a tight hold on their hearts and their destinies. Luna must embrace the darkness and fire within her before she loses not only Fowler, but the power she was destined to inherit.

I cannot wait to finally binge this series! I've waited so long!! LOL!
TITLE: Rise of Fire
AUTHOR: Sophie Jordan
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017  



  1. Love that Dawn Study is on the list even though you have already read it! The other too look good.

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  2. YES CARAVAL I AM SO HYPED FOR!! (okay, that was weird grammar...)
    But HECK YES I need Caraval in my life! It looks so gorgeous and magical and dangerous and OH I WANT IT <3
    AWESOME picks!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  3. I haven't started the Poison Study series but it's been on my TBR for ages. I have the first book so I should really get to it sometime. Also am super excited for Caraval! I think everyone is. There's just SO much buzz for it. Also haven't had a chance to start Reign of Shadows but heard Rise of Fire wasn't as good... So that kinda worries me.

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  4. Great books and some gorgeous covers you're featuring today. Hope you love all three!

  5. I've been seeing Dawn Study around a lot. I can't wait to get my hands on Caraval, I've heard so many great things.
    Happy Reading.
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  6. I loooooooooved Caraval! That book will not disappoint you. Rise of Fire was utterly disappointing (for me) but perhaps you'll like it more. I hope you enjoy these books when you get a chance to read them, Jessica!

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

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. Caraval is absolutely amazing and it totally lives up to the hype! I also really want to read Rise of Fire because I loved the first book so much. Great picks :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  8. I want to read Caraval and just admitted that to myself as well. I love how we can be excited about a book's release even when we have already read the book. My non bookish friends don't understand that!

  9. Awesome picks! I cannot wait to get my hands on Caraval!!

  10. I hadn't heard of Dawn Study before but it sounds amazing. And OMG, yes to Caraval. Seriously can't wait for that one!

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  11. People are fawning all over Caraval. I can't decide if that makes me want to read it or not. Hope you enjoy all of these and have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  12. I am starting Caraval soooon, I can't believe I've put it off so long. Looks amazing and I hope we both love it! :D

  13. Great choices! I really need to read Maria Snyder's Soulfinder books; I loved the first ones. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. Yay! Great to see Caraval on here! I've heard a lot of great things about it!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  15. The only one on my reading list is Caraval, the others are from series I haven't started yet. But hopefully I'll get the chance to start Caraval soon, I'm very excited :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  16. Until now I haven't read the synopsis for Caraval despite all the hype surrounding it! But man does it sound good! You've convinced me. :D I haven't read anything by Snyder, but I really want to! I plan to read Poison Study fairly soon. :) Awesome picks Jessica! Here is my WoW!

  17. This weeks list is awesome. I still need to check out Snyder's books but the other's I'm dying to get my hands on. I hope when you do you enjoy them all. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week.

  18. even though Caraval is already out I'm still waiting to read it. the other books look interesting as well


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