Waiting on Wednesday (#15)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday (#15)
The Burning Sky
The Elemental Trilogy #1

Written by: Sherry Thomas
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 17th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 464
Format: select
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads
Also by this author: The Burning Sky

It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.

Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to avenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.

But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.


Reading Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm recently made me realize how much I really miss reading fantasy. I used to read a lot of adult high fantasy, but since I’ve been on a YA kick for a while, I’ve mostly been reading scifi or paranormal, and lately more contemporary books as well. But after Bardugo blew my mind with the first two books in her Grisha trilogy, I knew I needed to find another YA fantasy series that would do the same thing. And I really think The Elemental Trilogy could be that series. I cannot wait for The Burning Sky to come out.

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27 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#15)

  1. I followed you via my book blog digest (I like all my subscriptions in one place) because I love your blog name. That’s how so many of my stories start when I’m explaining why I’ve been all over the place in a short amount of time.

    I really miss fantasy as well. I will DEFINITELY be checking this out ASAP!!! It sounds delightful, full of intrigue and drama!! Aka it’s right up my alley!!

    Here’s my WoW should you feel like checking me out at my book blog Vicariously!

  2. I’m really looking forward to reading Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Series. I’ve had it on my TBR in my Nook for ages but just so many books to read so little time. I will definitely be checking out The Elemental Series. Thanks for the recommendation :)

  3. Oh, I saw this before but ignored it. I wonder why because this sounds so good! Elementals and high fantasy <3 Just added this to my TBR list!

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW! :D

  4. I just read The Burning Sky and I really loved it! I will say it has a much different feel than Bardugo’s fantasy. TBS didn’t feel as dark. I grew up reading adult fantasy and am so happy to see such wonderful examples in YA. Funny that as a teen I was reading Martin and Weis and now that I’m an adult I’m reading YA.

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