Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
Written by: Livia Blackburne
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Release date: July 8th, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads
Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.
Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.
When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.
In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.
I am positively dying to read this book. 1) It’s straight up YA High Fantasy, which I need more of in my life. 2) I have a thing for everything thief/thieving-crew-related, and also for assassins — this book has both. And 3) Tristam and Kyra are enemies who end up working together, which is also a Thing I Love. I just… I need this book!
And as if that’s not enough, the prequel novella, Poison Dance, totally blew me away. The characterizations and the worldbuilding were SO good (already! in a novella! what even!). I’m just so flipping excited to see what Blackburne does with an full-length book to devote to her characters and world. Ugh. So excited.
What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?
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