Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Exquisite Captive

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Dark Caravan Cycle #1
Heather Demetrios
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases October 7th from Balzer + Bray

From Goodreads:

Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.

Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.


Um. All I can really say about this book is YES PLEASE! I don't know much about the Arabian Nights story, so I'm really looking forward to that particular aspect of this book, and of course I'm always intrigued by the mention of a handsome, cruel man. I find myself sickly fascinated by such characters, spending majority of the book looking for the tiniest of hints to indicate they are more than they appear to be and will be redeemed in all their romantic glory by the end. Most of the time I'm simply delusional in my romantic idealism, but I have so much fun wishing for the bad guy to turn into a love interest that I don't even care. I embrace the delusion fully:)

Way to digress there, Jenny! Anyway, I can't wait to fixate on Malek and see if he turns out to be worthy of my affection or if Raif will prove to be the more appealing of the two:)

44 comments:

  1. Oh yes it sounds good! I didn't know this one I confess but you intrigued me! thans for sharing!

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  2. I'm not fan of the cover but the synopsis piqued my interest. Sounds a good fantasy read to me. Will definitely check this one. Thanks for sharing Jenny.

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    1. Doesn't it sound god? I can't wait to read it:)

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  3. That's new to me! Sounds pretty epic!


    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Right?! I need it in hand immediately:)

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  4. Hah Jenny I am the same, I'm always rooting for the handsome cruel man, Barrons has always been one of my favourites, and I've been luck to meet a couple of more since. This book sounds amazing, I really can't wait to meet Raif and Malek (I have a feeling Raif will be able to win me over, why do guys with the name Rafa or Raffe, have a tendency to do so? ;)

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    1. YES JASPRIT! I got kind of a Barron vibe off Malek in the synopsis, so I can't wait to see what he's like in this book:)

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  5. I guess that I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl and I do hope the "bad" guys (and girls) gain some redemption or have some redeeming factor to them. This one definitely intrigues!

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    1. Exactly! The whole time I'm reading I'm searching for any redemptive clues about them. Love it:)

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  6. This sounds very interesting, though I'm a bit on the fence about it... I'll probably be waiting to hear what you think of it before adding it to the TBR list, though!

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    1. I'll definitely let you know what I think Pili! I'm hoping to snag a copy at BEA next week:)

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    2. YAY for BEA! Best of luck on grabbing all the ARCs you want!

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  7. Awesome pick! I have never read Arabian Nights, but I am definitely intrigued. I hear you about the handsome, cruel man! ;) This book should definitely be interesting!

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    1. I can't help it Christina, they suck me in every time:)

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  8. YES! YESYESYESYES! I can't wait to read this one!

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  9. Jenny, I can't wait to read this book either.

    So wait are you rooting for Malek then? WHY? Don't you like the sound of the enigmatic Raif better? It does seem like Raif is the love interest from the blurb and that Nalia only pretends to like Malek. I may be wrong though!

    Anyways, I hope this lives up to your expectations, Jenny and if you haven't read Something Real by Heather Demetrios, do it right away!! Her writing is so lovely and you will love Patrick. :)
    Great pick!

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    1. I can't help it Nick! There's something about Malek in the synopsis that has me kind of rooting for him to not be as cruel as we're supposed to think he is, and when she tries this whole "pretend" love thing, maybe she'll get more than she bargained for ;-)

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  10. I've only read one book by Heather Demetrios, but it blew me away, and it definitely sold me on her ability to write and tell stories. Colour me endlessly intrigued! I've yet to hear of this one before, but Nalia and Malek's characters sound potent and powerful...MUST READ. Great pick this week!

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    1. Everyone has been raving about Something Real, so I definitely need to read that one!

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  11. This one does sound really good Jenny! Great choice this week. :)

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    1. Thanks Ali, I can't wait to read it:)

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  12. OH! This sounds WONDERFUL! Thanks for bringing it to my attention Jenny!

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    1. DOESN'T IT? SO excited to dive in:)

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  13. I grabbed this one off of EW actually! :D I read the synopsis and I needed it. I don't know much about the Arabian Nights but if there are Jinnis I am in :P

    I've also heard wonderful things about this author's debut novel so I hope this one lives up to my expectations! :)

    Wonderful pick!! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to find out what you think Rashika!

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  14. And yet another book you hid from me, Jenny! You're a master of this game :D This sounds really good. I really hope you'll enjoy it. Great pick! :)

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    1. Hehe, I've been keeping this one tucked away and hoarding it for myself Tanja ;-)

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  15. I grabbed this last week, but it had a different cover. I am totally excited to read this, fingers crossed.

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    1. This is the first one I saw on Goodreads, maybe it's not the main one? Looking forward to your thoughts on it Heidi!

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  16. Oh I'm so with you! Jinn! You don't get too many with those characters. I just got this ebook! :)

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  17. Jenny, I'm so with you on this one! I love the sound of the land, magic, the Jinn, and the fact that it's Inspired by Arabian Nights *sigh* Plus, I totally love the antiheroes in books, and figuring out it they are in fact something more. Great pick :)

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    1. I don't know what it is about antiheroes Kim, but they have me rooting for them every time. I can't wait to get to know Malek better!

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  18. I'm wondering why the guy that is leading the revolution of her country is her enemy. I gotta have this one. Thanks Jenny!! You should read Arabian Nights. Talk about bad guys turning into love interests.....

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  19. I haven't heard of this one before, Jenny, but it sounds SO GOOD. I have to add this to my TBR at once, so thanks for throwing this on my radar! :)

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  20. lol - It's okay, I embrace the delusion with you. I don't think I'm very familiar with Arabian Nights either, but this still sounds good.

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  21. This sounds awesome! And it releases on my bday. YAY!

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  22. This sounds dark and dangerous, Jenny! Can't wait to see what you make of this. Maybe this will be at the BEA & ALA? Is that this weekend for you? If it is, have fun and take lots of pictures to share! :)

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