Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

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:
Warrior of the Wild
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Release Date: February 26, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35701702-warrior-of-the-wild

How do you kill a god?
As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying. (taken from goodreads.com)




Why I Need It: 

I had such high hopes for Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young, and unfortunately, it didn't give me the heap of
warrior mythology I was looking for. I'm really hoping that this February release by an author I already love will satisfy my craving for all things mythical and monstrous. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Crown of Feathers by Nick Pau Preto

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:
Crown of Feathers
Author: Nick Pau Preto
Release Date: February 12, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35715518-crown-of-feathers

I had a sister, once…
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.

I promised her the throne would not come between us.
Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks.

But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.
Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all.

Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.
(taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

I'm such a sucker for tales about sisters and queens. One look at my reading list will reveal that I'm already obsessed with more than a few series that sound like this one, but still, I'm entirely ready to embrace some warrior queens and an empire with Phoenixes.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

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:
Sherwood
Author: Megan Spooner
Release Date: March 19, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38734256-sherwood

Robin of Locksley is dead.

When news comes that he's fallen in battle at the King's side in the Holy Land, Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on. Betrothed to Robin, she was free to be herself, to flout the stifling rules of traditional society and share an equal voice with her beloved when it came to caring for the people of her land.

Now Marian is alone, with no voice of her own. The people of Locksley, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, are doomed to live in poverty or else face death by hanging. The dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sherriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley, and Marian’s fiancĂ©. Society demands that she accept her fate, and watch helplessly as her people starve.

When Marian dons Robin's green cloak, and takes up his sword and bow, she never intended that anyone should mistake her for Robin, returned from the Holy Land as a vigilante. She never intended that the masked, cloaked figure she created should stand as a beacon of hope and justice to peasant and noble alike. She never intended to become a legend.

But all of Nottingham is crying out for a savior. So Marian must choose to make her own fate and become her own hero...

Robin Hood.
(taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

I adored Spooner's retelling of Beauty and the Beast, so you can bet I'm going to be all over this retelling of Robin Hood come March of 2019. GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy

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:
Once & Future
Authors: Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
Release Date: March 19, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36233085-once-future

I've been chased my whole life. An illegal immigrant in Mercer-controlled territory, I've always had to hide who I am. Until now.

When Ari crash lands on Old Earth, and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur.

Merlin awakes to find that having aged backward over the last forty-one Arthurs, he is now-wretchedly-a teenager. Ari may be Merlin's final chance to complete the steps of the cycle: 1) Train Arthur 2) Defeat the greatest evil in the universe. 3) Unite all of mankind. No pressure.

I don't know about prophecies or kings, but I do know this: Mercer is evil. They've imprisoned my parents, enslaved worlds, and now they're after my friends. I'm done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start. (taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

That last line of the synopsis really won me over, and I'll admit that I've wondered why so few YA authors draw on King Arthur legends for inspiration. This sounds like such a humorous, unique twist on a well-know story.