Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.


Title:
Descendant of the Crane
Authors: Joan He
Release Date: April 2, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36430989-descendant-of-the-crane

"Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own."

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she engages the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death... because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant and alluring investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming with deception. (taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

We've been promised a Chinese-inspired fantasy with a princess who suddenly becomes queen. Plus, we've got a pretty cover and a splash of magic. Sounds good to me.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.



Title: King of Scars
AuthorLeigh Bardugo
Release Date: January 29, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36307634-king-of-scars

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal. (taken from goodreads.com)

Why I Need It: 

I'll admit that I'm probably not quite as excited for this book as most hardcore Bardugo fans are, but I'm certainly willing to give it a try (especially with that golden cover).

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Wicked King by Holly Black

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.

Title: The Wicked King
AuthorHolly Black
Release Date: January 8, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26032887-the-wicked-king

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world. (taken from goodreads.com)

Why I Need It: 

I've made no secret of my distaste for book one, The Cruel Prince, and yet I find myself drawn to this sequel. The ending of the first book held some promise, so maybe I'm just holding out for a second book that can redeem the series in my eyes.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.

Title: Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen M. McManus
Release Date: January 8, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38225791-two-can-keep-a-secret

The New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, is back with an all-new, page-turning mystery perfect for fans of Riverdale!

Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.

The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone's declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.

Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself. (taken from goodreads.com)

Why I Need It: 

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed One of Us Is Lying by McManus, so I'm automatically inclined to pick up Two Can Keep a Secret. Hopefully it will be just as interesting and fast-paced.