Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (109): PROMISE OF SHADOWS and THE BURNING SKY


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PROMISE OF SHADOWS by Justina Ireland
March 11th, 2014
"Zephyr Mourning has never been very good at being a Harpy. She'd rather watch reality TV than learn forty-seven ways to kill a man, and she pretty much sucks at wielding magic. Zephyr was ready for a future pretending to be a normal human instead of a half-god assassin. But all that changes when her sister is murdered--and she uses a forbidden dark power to save herself from the same fate.

Zephyr is on the run from a punishment worse than death when an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend (a surprisingly HOT friend) changes everything. Because it seems like Zephyr might just be the Nyx, a dark goddess made flesh that is prophesied to change the power balance. For hundreds of years the half-gods have lived in fear, and Zephyr is supposed to change that.

But how is she supposed to save everyone when she can’t even save herself?"
Harpy? Forbidden dark power? I'm in.  


THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas
"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 revenge 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."

I love fantasy, so this is definitely high on my wishlist!

What are you waiting on? 

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32 comments:

  1. I've got The Burning Sky on my TBR list. It sounds fantastic!

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    1. It sounds amazing! I have high hopes for that book :)

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  2. I can't wait for either of these! Doesn't The Burning Sky just sound fantastic?! Wonderful picks this week, Lea :)

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    1. TBS really does sound incredible! Let's hope the writing is great, because the concept is intriguing.

      Thanks for dropping by, Melissa!

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  3. Burning Sky is on my wishlist too. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog]

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    1. I hope you get to read it soon, too! I'll have to wait until it publishes, unless a miracle happens.

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  4. Promise of Shadows is completely new to me Lea and it sounds AWESOME! Seriously. I can't add that one to my list fast enough! I have The Burning Sky on my list too, can't wait for that one either. *amazing book happy dance*

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    1. Doesn't it sound amazing? I got all excited when I stumbled across PoS on Goodreads!

      So many fabulous books to look forward to :D

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  5. Lovely picks!

    My WoW:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-2.html

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    1. Thank you! There are so many great books to look forward to in the next couple years :)

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    1. I know! I can't remember the last time I read a YA book with a harpy...so that book should be very interesting!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. The Burning Sky is definitely high on my list! I think I like the old cover better though. Great choices

    My WoW

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    1. It sounds fantastic, right? I really loved the old cover too, but I'm also fond of the new one. They're both eye-catching!

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  9. You always pick the best books for WoW--I always end up adding them to my TBR list. Both books sound awesome, but the second one sounds like a fantasy that I would definitely like. Plus, that cover is awesome! Thanks for sharing both of these.

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    1. Thanks, Christina! I'm always hunting on Goodreads for something new :)

      The cover for TBS is definitely awesome - very striking!

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  10. I've seen some promising early ratings for BURNING SKY, so I'm super excited about that, too! Fingers crossed it's as good as it sounds. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. That's good! Let's hope those early reviewers are right - I have such high hopes for THE BURNING SKY :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I'm so excited for Burning Sky. I don't understand why they changed the cover though. The original was stunning. Promise of Shadows looks great, but 2014!! Great picks!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

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    1. The original cover for THE BURNING SKY was definitely stunning. I really like the new one too, though. And regarding PoS - I know! It's going to be such a long wait until 2014 rolls around :(

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Both of these sound awesome!

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    1. Agreed! If only the release dates were closer ;)

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  13. Ooh, Promise of Shadows looks SO amazing! I've never heard of it before, but it's totally on my TBR now! Awesome picks, girly! :D

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    1. I'm so excited for PROMISE OF SHADOWS - it seems different from most YA books. Glad I managed to find something new to you :)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  14. Two fantastic covers. And even better blurbs! I haven't heard anything about the Promise of Shadows yet, but I've read a few positive early buzz reviews for The Burning Sky. So I'm super excited for The Burning Sky and I'm really curious to find out more about Promise of Shadows!

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    1. Gorgeous covers, right? I also keep hearing from others that THE BURNING SKY is supposed to be fantastic! Let's hope they're right :)

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  15. Both look good -I picked up The Burning Sky at BEA - but the cover was different. I like the new cover better!

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  16. Promise of Shadows is new to me but I love the concept-Harpies are very underrepresented in the literature I've seen and I really want to learn more about how they're portrayed here.

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  17. Great picks! The Burning Sky was AWESOME. I think you'll love it :D Hope you'll love them both when they come out. <3

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