Jan 11, 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.

Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. He's learning how to read, how to speak, maybe even how to love, and the city's undead population is showing signs of life. R can almost imagine a future with Julie, this girl who restarted his heart—building a new world from the ashes of the old one.

And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To silence all this noise. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak. The plague is ancient and ambitious, and the Dead were never its only weapon.

How do you fight an enemy that's in everyone? Can the world ever really change? With their home overrun by madmen, R, Julie, and their ragged group of refugees plunge into the otherworldly wastelands of America in search of answers. But there are some answers R doesn't want to find. A past life, an old shadow, crawling up from the basement.

So this a book 3 apparently! I need to get book 2...which I think was a lengthy novella...this will require research!

AUTHOR: Isaac Marion
PUBLISHER: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
GENRE: Dystopian YA
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl's spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

I still need to read the second book but I heard it had quite the cliffhanger so I held off on reading it so I could binge it with together with this one...then have regret for not waiting for book 4!

TITLE: King's Cage
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017 

An epic fantasy inspired by the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of SĂșndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence that he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague, who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother...and her soul.

Another series I still need to start, but at least, I think this series will be focused on all different fairy tales but they might be in the same world. But being who I am anyway, I still need to read book 1!

AUTHOR: C.J. Redwine
PUBLISHER: Balzer + Bray
GENRE: Fantasy YA
RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017


  1. The Wish Granter looks really good. I want to read the King's Cave but for some reason did not realize it was a series. The Burning World will get a pass from me but I hope you like it.

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  2. I've only read one of C.J. Redwine's books but I loved it so I'll definitely look up The Wish Granter :) I still haven't started Aveyard's series but I've heard great things so hopefully I'll get to it soon. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by my blog, Jessica!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  3. Great picks! I haven't read any of these authors yet. I do have the first two books in the Red Queen series sitting on my shelf ready to go though. Maybe I will need to wait for this next book as well.

  4. Awesome picks! I LOVE LOVE LOVE fairy tale retellings, so I'm definitely adding The Wish Granter to my TBR :)
    Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  5. I like the synopsis of the Isaac Marion book but have never heard of the series either. I have been waiting for The Wish Granter for what seems like forever. I read The Shadow Queen last year and really liked it. Hope this one is just as good!

  6. I haven't read Red Queen yet, but I do own both Red Queen and its sequel. I didn't realize that the series had four books until now. I always thought it was a trilogy! That makes me want to read the series even more! I'm also looking forward to The Wish Granter. I really enjoyed Redwine's Defiance trilogy, so I can't wait to see what her newest release is like. Great picks this week Jessica! :D

    Here is my WoW! Have a great rest of your week!

  7. The Burning World sounds awesome, I'm also curious about The Wish Granter, and I'm soooo excited for King's Cage! All amazing picks :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  8. I'm excited to read The Wish Granter soon! King's Cage has been a long time coming, it feels like. I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a fabulous week, Jessica. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. 3 different series books today? I haven't read any of these, Jessica. I hope you enjoy reading all of your picks today! Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  10. All three seem really interesting. I still need to start that Victoria Aveyard series. Feel like i'm missing out big time. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  11. Awesome set of books! I'm really interested about Wish Granter!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  12. Adding The Wish Granter, sounds right up my alley :D

  13. I think the Burning World is the only one I'm familiar with here. But it's been so long since I've read the first book, I wonder if I still remember any of the details!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  14. All of these are fabulous choices! The first I haven't heard before so I'll be looking that up.

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  15. The Wish Granter sounds absolutely amazing. Great choices this week.
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  16. The Wish Granter sounds really good! Hope you enjoy all of these.

  17. Yeah Glass Sword has a killer cliffy so I am eager to get my hands on Kings Cage as well!


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