A weekly post that highlights upcoming releases that are highly anticipated.
Without further ado here are this week’s Waiting On Wednesday picks…
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Published: May 17th 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love… or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear… the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.
I’m looking forward to this book, although it does sound like a mash-up between Night Circus and Game of Thrones. I just hope it isn’t overly hyped up. I seem to have bad luck when it comes to hyped up books.
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary,
Published: June 28th 2016 by HarperTeen
One year ago, Penny Berne was the star of her high school’s theater department, surrounded by a group of misfits and falling in love with her best friend, Wes.
Now her old friends won’t talk to her, her first love, Wes, ignores her, and her best friend is the most popular girl in school. Penny is revered—and hated.
But when a near-fatal lightning strike leaves Penny with no memory of the past year, or how she went from drama nerd to queen bee, Penny realizes she may have the second chance she never expected.
Contemporary isn’t really my thing, I typically don’t even venture into modern books, however, there are instances where I’ll branch off, especially if it’s by an author I’ve come to adore. Rebecca Maizel is one of them, I read her Vampire Queen series and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve heard good things about her other books as well, so this is definitely on my waiting list.