Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
Written by: Becky Wallace
Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: March 22nd 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads
* Some spoilers for Book 1, The Storyspinner, in synopsis! *
Johanna and Rafi are in a race against time to save their country before a power-mad Keeper destroys everything they hold dear in the “enthralling magical world” (Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles) introduced in The Storyspinner.
As the last of the royal line, Johanna is the only person who can heal a magical breach in the wall that separates her kingdom of Santarem from the land of the Keepers, legendary men and women who wield elemental magic. The barrier protects Santarem from those Keepers who might try to take power over mere humans…Keepers who are determined to stop Johanna and seize the wall’s power for themselves.
And they’re not the only ones. As the duchys of Santarem descend into war over the throne, Johanna relies more than ever on the advice of her handsome companion, Lord Rafael DeSilva. But Rafi is a duke too, and his people come first. As their friendship progresses into the beginnings of a tender relationship, Johanna must wonder: is Rafi looking out for her happiness, or does he want the throne for himself?
With war on the horizon, Johanna and Rafi dodge treacherous dukes and Keeper assassins as they race through the countryside, determined to strengthen the wall before it’s too late… even if it means sacrificing their happiness for the sake of their world.
I absolutely loved The Storyspinner. This is the type of fantasy that I’ve been craving for a long time — one that feels a bit light but doesn’t lack anything with regard to worldbuilding or great characters or FEELS. The world is inspired by Portuguese and Brazilian culture; the characters are MANY and ALL AWESOME; and ohhhhhhhhh my gosh the feels. I’m so excited for The Storyspinner‘s sequel!!
Have you read The Storyspinner? (YOU SHOULD!!)
What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?
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