Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #118

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An Enchantment of Ravens 
Margaret Rogerson
Young Adult Fantasy
September 26th 2017
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Synopsis:

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized among them. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes – a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love, violating the fair folks’ ruthless Good Law. There's only one way to save both their lives, Isobel must drink from the Green Well, whose water will transform her into a fair one—at the cost of her Craft, for immortality is as stagnant as it is timeless.

Isobel has a choice: she can sacrifice her art for a future, or arm herself with paint and canvas against the ancient power of the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #117

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One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crown's, #2)
Kendare Blake
Young Adult Fantasy
September 19th 2017
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Synopsis:


*No synopsis due to spoilers





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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #116

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Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy, #1)
Jodi Meadows
Young Adult Fantasy
September 12th 2017
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Synopsis:

Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

After

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.



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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #115

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Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, #1)
Scott Reintgen
Young Adult Science Fiction
September 12th 2017
Goodreads Link

Synopsis:

Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller that has the nonstop action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae. This is the first in a new three-book series called the Nyxia Triad that will take a group of broken teens to the far reaches of the universe and force them to decide what they're willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune.

Emmett Atwater isn't just leaving Detroit; he's leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family. 

Forever. 

Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden--a planet that Babel has kept hidden--where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe. 

But Babel's ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won't forever compromise what it means to be human.


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Most Anticipated July 2017 Releases!

Dark Goddess (Alpha Goddess, #2)
Amalie Howard
Young Adult Fantasy
July 11th 2017

The Savage Dawn (The Girl At Midnight, #3)
Melissa Grey
Young Adult Fantasy
July 11th 2017

Because You Love To Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy
Edited by Ameriie
Young Adult Retellings/ Anthology
July 11th 2017

The Last Magician
Lisa Maxwell
Young Adult Fantasy
July 18th 2017

Daughter of the Burning City
Amanda Foody
Young Adult Fantasy
July 25th 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #114

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Fireblood (Frostblood Saga, #2)
Elly Blake
Young Adult Fantasy
September 12th 2017
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Synopsis:

*No synopsis due to spoilers







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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #113

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Mask of Shadows (Untitled, #1)
Linsey Miller
Young Adult Fantasy
September 5th 2017
Goodreads Link

Synopsis:

Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action.

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home. 

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. 

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #112 (No Cover Yet)

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Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
Sarah J Maas
Young Adult Fantasy
September 5th 2017
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Synopsis:

*No synopsis due to spoilers







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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #111

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Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars, #1)
Heather Fawcett
Young Adult Fantasy
September 5th 2017
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Synopsis:

Set in a fictional Himalayan kingdom, this is the story of a girl enlisted by a legendary explorer to help him climb the kingdom’s deadliest mountain – only to discover that his true mission may threaten her whole world.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer every known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Most Anticipated June 2017 Releases!

The Hundredth Queen 
Emily R. King
Young Adult Fantasy
June 1st 2017

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, #1)
Mary Weber
Young Adult Science Fiction
June 6th 2017

Roar (Stormheart, #1)
Cora Carmack
Young Adult Fantasy
June 13th 2017

Obsidian & Stars (Ivory & Bone, #2)
Julie Eshbaugh
Young Adult Fantasy
June 13th 2017

Thief's Cunning (Assassin's Heart, #2)
Sarah Ahiers
Young Adult Fantasy
June 13th 2017

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2)
Kiersten White
Young Adult Historical Fiction
June 27th 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #110

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Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)
Jay Kristoff
Young Adult Fantasy
September 5th 2017
Goodreads Link

Synopsis:

*No synopsis due to spoilers






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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #109

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Thirteen Rising (Zodiac, #4)
Romina Russell
August 29th 2017
Young Adult Science Fiction
Goodreads Link

Synopsis:


*No synopsis due to spoilers







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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #108

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Leigh Bardugo
August 29th 2017
Young Adult Fantasy
Goodreads Link

Synopsis:

The highly anticipated coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #107

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The Last Magician
Lisa Maxwell
Young Adult Fantasy
July 18th 2017
Goodreads Link

Synopsis:

Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.


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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova

Today Elise Kova and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for THE DRAGONS OF NOVA, which releases July 11, 2017! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win a signed ARC of the book!!

On to the reveal! 



Title: THE DRAGONS OF NOVA (Loom Saga #2)
Author: Elise Kova
Pub. Date: July 11, 2017
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 488
Find it: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Goodreads

Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.

While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.

Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.

Exclusive Excerpt!

“They’re coming from the front!” Nora screamed over the crescendo of the engine gaining speed. On cue, the train lurched as an endwig was splattered to a bloody mess on the point of the engine’s pilot.

“Bloody cogs,” Florence cursed. The Vicar Alchemist had sent her to protect the mission as the Revolver, but one of her wasn’t going to be enough. “I’m going to the engine.”

“What are we going to do?” The usually self-sure Nora had the face of a cornered hare.

“You’re going to fight.” Florence passed her a weapon.

“I’ve never shot a gun before.”

“Now is a great time to learn.”

“I’m an Alchemist!”

Seriously, Florence was a breath away from shooting the woman herself. “You’re dead if you don’t adapt! There’s three more bombs exactly like the ones you just used, right there. Just fend them off until the train gets up to speed. But don’t use any other disks.”

Florence had no more time to waste as the train lurched again. They just had to survive until the train reached full speed. For all the endwig were, they certainly couldn’t keep up with a locomotive.

She hoped.

The wind whipped her hair around her face as she stuck her head from the train car. Florence reached out for the ladder to the right of the door, scaling up before another endwig could emerge. She swung up just in time as an explosion nearly blew her foot clean off.

“By the five guilds, you two only had three bombs!” she screamed over the wind, not knowing if they could hear. “Ration them a bit!”

Standing, Florence looked in horror at the tracks ahead. Dozens of endwig lined the path, running eagerly to meet the train. She loaded six canisters at once.

Jumping to the tender, Florence lost her footing atop the moving train car. A nail snapped clean off as she sought a grip that would prevent her from being thrown to certain death. If she fell now, she would never get back on the vessel. She’d be torn limb from limb.

Gritting her teeth, Florence rose to her knees, shooting two endwig in the process. She wedged herself between two grooves on the top of the tender. Blood pooled around her shins as she dug them into the metal for a grip where there was none, but she was stable enough to take aim, and that meant she could open fire.

Five shots down, and Florence reloaded her gun. Endwig came relentlessly like a never-ending nightmare. But the train didn’t gain any more speed. She repeated the process, waiting for the vessel to be like her bullets, whizzing through the night at deadly speeds.

“Anders, now would be a great time to open her up!” she screamed.

There was no reply.

“Anders, Rotus, we need speed, get us out of here faster!”

Five long claws curled around the door of the engine in answer. Florence watched in horror as the white silhouette of an endwig, dotted in the black blood of a Chimera, pulled itself from the engine room. Florence swallowed hard.

They were without Rivet and Raven, stumbling through the darkness, enemies at all sides. She raised her gun slowly, looking fearlessly at the face of death itself. Her revolver was steady over the rocking of the train.

“You think I’m not used to this?” Her mouth curled into a mad grin. “I’ve been fighting my way out of the darkness my whole life. And you’re not going to stop me now.”

Gunshots echoed through the forest.

About Elise: 

Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).









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Waiting on Wednesday #106

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The Broken World (The Marked Girl, #2)
Lindsey Klingele
August 29th 2017
Young Adult Fantasy
Goodreads Link

Synopsis:

*No synopsis due to spoilers








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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Cover Reveal & Giveaway!: Tide (The Sea and Sand, #1) by Deirdre Riordan

Today is the cover reveal for Tide by Deirdre Riordan Hall. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Nova Book Covers.

TideTide (The Sea & Sand series #1)
By Deirdre Riordan Hall
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: May 16, 2017

Blurb:
Never trust a mermaid's kiss.

Tyler McColdrum has a bright future on the professional surfing circuit until his father tragically dies at sea. Unable to pay the bills, Tyler and his mother leave California and move to his late grandfather's cottage in Land's End, Maine—a world away from the life he's known. Not even the stormy Atlantic can douse Tyler's surf stoke, but when mariners go missing off the coast, legends as old as the sea itself suggest something lurks beneath the surface. As the police investigate, his friend Kiwa—the only female surfer for miles—indicates there's more to the McColdrum family history than blood and bone.

Amara is a beautiful mermaid, a mero, who wants a life on land away from her sinister sisters. As charming as mero are, with musical voices and a tempting gaze, they're also brutal and cruel, stealing the souls of sailors. As Initiation nears, Amara learns Poseidon selected her as consort and her desperation for freedom increases. When Tyler encounters Amara, he falls hard for her. The ocean is no longer safe for him, but he trusts their love can overcome her mero nature. As locals and officials wage war against the sea, trying to keep mariners safe, Tyler and Amara struggle with how to protect each other.

With one foot in the sand and the other in the sea, Tyler must choose love or the surf as the tide quickly rises.


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Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of the young adult bestsellers, Sugar and Pearl along with women's fiction. When she's not writing, she's probably surfing or in pursuit of magic. She also has a healthy case of wanderlust, loves chips and salsa, and dreams about learning no less than three languages. Join her monthly newsie.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Most Anticipated May 2017 Releases!

A Court of Wings & Ruin (ACOTAR, #3)
Sarah J Maas
New Adult Fantasy
May 2nd 2017

A Court of Thorns & Roses Coloring Book
Sarah J Maas
Coloring Book
May 2nd 2017

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles, #1)
Laurie Forest
Young Adult Fantasy
May 2nd 2017

Avenged (Ruined, #2)
Amy Tintera
Young Adult Fantasy
May 2nd 2017

The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy, #1)
Erin Beaty
Young Adult Fantasy
May 9th 2017 (May actually be releasing June 27th)

The Crown's Fate (The Crown's Game, #2)
Evelyn Skye
Young Adult Fantasy
May 16th 2017

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)
Renee Ahdieh
Young Adult Fantasy
May 16th 2017

Royal Bastards
Andrew Shvarts
Young Adult Fantasy
May 30th 2017