Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #22

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm waiting on:

Title: Sword and Verse
Author: Kathy McMillan
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publication: January 19th 2016 by HarperTeen

Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the king, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery: everyone knows she is Arnath, but not that Raisa is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves, and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that—although she may have a privileged position among slaves—any slip-up could mean death.

That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s propositioned by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the rebellion could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved—an honorable man that she knows wants to help the slaves.

Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.

And Raisa is the one holding the key.

I saw this book last week at another WoW post and I really liked the sound of it. The cover is so gorgeous and I'm one of those people who click on a book if I like the cover. I haven't read a YA fantasy in a while, but I can't wait to read this book.


  1. I haven't heard anything of this one yet! But it does sound pretty good. And yes, that cover is great! I will have to add this to my TBR! Great pick this week!

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    xo Stephanie

  2. SUPER excited to read this one! The author lives near me, so I will definitely be trying to hunt her down her in Baltimore! Meaning that in the nicest, non-creepiest of ways :D I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  3. It's so pretty!! And I really think I need it! Great choice!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  4. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it.
    My WoW

  5. This book sounds so intriguing!! Definitely going on the TBR!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  6. That's a great cover. I don't know if I will pick it up as I have so many others I am looking forward to, but I am glad I saw it. Thanks for sharing!