Jan 2, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's latest thriller, the town of Rockton—and her fans—are in for another hair-raising adventure.

The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson and falling in love in less than the year that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to find and cause trouble in the town she's come to call home.

When a US Marshal shows up in town demanding the release of one of the residents, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only visible suspects are the townspeople and her estranged sister, in town for just the weekend. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why they would kill to keep him quiet.

I am so ready for more Kelley Armstrong in my life! Lol. Feels like ages since I read one of her books (novella not included. Lol)!

PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books 
GENRE: Mystery
RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2019 

The sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that was "made for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir" ( Bustle ), Lady Smoke is an epic new fantasy about a throne cruelly stolen and a girl who must fight to take it back for her people.

The Kaiser murdered Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo's country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess--a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn't realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.

Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage--Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser's rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.

To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.

Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.


I still need to read the first book, but I'm getting to the point where I even want to binge read trilogies now too! Lol. Though I might need to read the first book to see if I want to continue, as of now, I am saying YES! Lol!

TITLE: Lady Smoke
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
GENRE: YA Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: February 5, 2019 



  1. These books look so good, especially Lady Smoke! I haven't read the first book in the series, but it's been on my goodreads shelf for a while. I hope I finally motivate myself to pick it up!

  2. That's the first time I've seen the Lady Smoke cover! It's beautiful! I liked Ash Princess but had a few issues. I'll be interested to see how the story continues.

    What I'm Waiting On this Wednesday

  3. I really enjoyed Ash Princess, I think you should binge the series!

  4. Sounds like great reads! I hope you enjoy them!

  5. YES!!!! I need Watcher in the Woods so bad- I am totally a fan of that series at this point!!

  6. I adore Kelley Armstrong! Have you read Sea of Shadows? I read the entire series last year and loved it! The audio was amazing, too. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that she does another series set in the same world.

    Happy reading!
    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ๐Ÿ’ฌ

  7. I haven't read either of these series. The Rockton series sounds good. It's already on the 4th book? I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks this week!
    My WoW

  8. I enjoyed Ash Princess a lot so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what's next. Binge-reading series is the best ;)

  9. Okay, I'm seriously tempted now. LOL These have such spectacular covers too!

  10. I love the cover of Lady Smoke. ๐Ÿ‘✨

  11. OOOh! Both sound like great books! Great picks!!

  12. I love that cover of Lady Smoke. So pretty. And Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors.

  13. I cannot wait for Watcher in the Woods! I'm loving this series and this might be one of my most anticipated releases for 2019!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  14. I need to catch up on that series by KArmstrong, the other is a gorgeous cover that I need to check out clearly!! :D


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