Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #95

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spines. This is a cool way to spotlight a upcoming release that you're anxious about, as well as checking out what other book lovers are anticipating as well. Here's what I'm waiting for:

18081228The Orphan Queen
by Jodi Meadows
Release date: March 10th 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

17788681The Stars Never Rise
by Rachel Vincent
Release date: June 9th 2015
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

Why I'm Waiting

First of all, just look at those covers! Okay, aside from that beautiful detail, the blurbs are intriguing and I've been meaning to read something by these two authors for a while now. I like the concept of soul stealing demons in The Stars Never Rise. It gives off the same vibe of the author's previous releases but this one seems a bit more adventurous. I mean, a team of exorcists? Being hunted? Sounds right up my alley.
The Orphan Queen sounds just as adventurous but on a more historical setting and I've wanted to pick up historical fantasy for a while now too. Both seem really interesting. Cannot wait to get my hands on them.

What are you waiting for?


  1. i'm so excited for orphan queen. i'm very into high fantasy lately and it sounds so promising.

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    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  2. Nice! Seeing a lot of Jodi's book around lately. And OMG soooo cannot wait for Rachel's!!

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  3. Nice choices Shane. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I definitely agree... two fantastic covers!! :D Great picks!

  5. I've had Orphan Queen in my TBR list since it was up on GR! But I hadn't heard about The Stars Never Rise before and it sounds fantastic! Adding it to the TBR list! Thanks for sharing, Shane!

  6. Both sound amazing! I might just have to add them to my TBR :)

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  7. I am also excited about The Orphan Queen. It has pretty much every element I love in a book, which also makes me kind of nervous because of my high expectations.

  8. Oh I'm really excited for Rachel Vincent's new series!
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    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  9. The Orphan Queen looks great. I'm loving the resurgence of fantasy that's happening.

  10. I see that we both picked the Orphan Queen, but the Rachel Vincent book sounds terrific. I love the sound of it. So very creepy. I hope you love both of these books when they come out.

    Grace@Books of Love

  11. I want to check out the Rachel Vincent book. It looks so good! I've not read anything by Meadows, but I do want to at some point. Great picks :)

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  12. I can't wait on Rachel's Vincent's book. I totally forgot she was writing another book! June 2015? That is so far though :(

    Amber @ The Book Bratz
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  13. Pretty covers and very interesting books. Definitely adding them to my TBR. Thanks for visiting.

    ~Karina @  Watcha Reading

  14. I read all of Rachel Vincent's books so I understand waiting on that one. Hopefully they will release it early.

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  15. Oooh - I'm excited over both of these Shane! Both of these sound fantastic (gorgeous covers too) and new series to check out. On my TBR list for sure. Great picks!! :)

  16. The Orphan Queen sounds amazing, and I really want to read The Stars Never Rise too. Great picks! Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW. :)

  17. Both these covers are WONDERFUL. The stories looks amazing, i especially love Orphan Queen. I'd read anything by Jodi Meadows.

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  18. Both of these are great choices. They sounds sooo good.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  19. The Stars Never Rise sounds great! Thanks for sharing and enjoy :)

  20. Great picks Shane. Both of these sounds so good - I'm adding to the TBR immediately:) Thanks for sharing.

  21. I've had both of these books on my list for a few months now! I can't wait until they're out :D

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  22. I can't wait for the Orphan Queen either, the cover is just so beautiful and it's Jodi Meadows, so there's that as well!

  23. YES to both picks!! I can't wait for them. :)

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  24. The Orphan Queen sounds really good and I hadn't heard of it.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!

    Wit and Sin

  25. Nice picks Shane! I am really looking forward to reading The Stars Never Rise, it sounds wonderful and it is the first time I have seen The Orphan Queen, so I'm definitely adding it to my tbr pile.

    Happy reading :-) Sharon – Obsession with Books

  26. Fantastic choices Shane!! I agree with you about these covers. Both are so gorgeous. I've yet to read anything by these authors, but both of these are on my want list!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by YA Book Addict. Have a great week!! :)

  27. Both are nice picks! I used to love all of Rachel Vincent's books. I can't believe I hadn't seen that one before. Thanks for sharing!

  28. I have yet to read any of Rachel Vincent's books, but this one sounds good! And of course I'm excited for new Jodi Meadows! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  29. I'm not the biggest fan of The Orphan Queen's cover but I can never pass up a fantasy book and this one looks quire promising. Good choice.


  30. Both of these covers are beautiful. Beyond, really. I am so, so picky about fantasy, so I will probably wait until some reviews come out to decide if I'll read them, but they're great picks! Hope you enjoy them :)
    -Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  31. YES, both of these look great. After the awesomeness of the Newsoul series, I will read anything by Jodi Meadows!

  32. Ooooh! A fantasy novel! And the other one sounds cool! It's a paranormal, right? Will surely add both to my tbr list!

    Alia @ Ponderings of Psyche

  33. Haha, I chose The Stars Never Rise too :) And The Orphan Queen sounds amazing! Great picks and thanks for stopping by!

    Zareena @ Books and Books

  34. AHHHHHHH!!!! I've read books by both of those authors, and I had no idea that they were writing new books! This is awesome!

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    The Kooky Bookworm

  35. Oooh, yes! Both of these! I've not read a book from either author yet, but I really want both of these. :) GReat picks!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  36. These are truly WOW picks!!!! Girl, you REALLY nailed it with these two books, both of which I want, want, want, WANT!! NOW. They are both new to me, too, except that I've heard of both authors before. Well, I'm off to Goodreads to add them both! KUDOS to you for picking them!

    Also, thanks for commenting on my WOW!! : )

  37. Both of these look awesome Shane!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  38. Definitely need to read these two too...yes need, not want ;)
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  39. I'm dying to read these two, too! Awesome picks!

  40. I'm' not sure about those books, but the covers are telling me I should give them a second look.


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