Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Cold Burn of Magic

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!


Black Blade #1
Jennifer Estep
Paranormal Young Adult
Releases April 28th, 2015 from K-Teen

From Goodreads:

THERE BE MONSTERS HERE…

It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call—get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her…


I think most of you know by now that Jennifer Estep is an auto-buy author for me, so it's pretty much a given that any book of hers will be on my must-have list. I adored her previous YA series, Mythos Academy, and was quite sad to say goodbye to Gwen, Logan and company earlier this year when the final book released. Imagine my joy however when she announced the first book in this new series! Yes to a girl with dubious talents who makes the decision to save a cute boy. I can't wait to meet Lila!

41 comments:

  1. Oh! This time I finally jump the wagon when it begins! I know how much you love Jennifer Estep, but I always found her series when there too many out already. Now, I finally have the chance to follow from the beginning! Plus it sounds awesome!

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    1. YES!!! I can't wait for you to read something by her Danny! She writes such great characters:)

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  2. Eeep! How have I missed this. I love her! Great pick this week and I am adding this one to my wishlist as well Jenny!

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    1. ME TOO!!! I'm super excited about this new series:)

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    1. Glad I could put it on your radar:)

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  4. Ohh, this is the first I hear about this, and I'm so excited! Mythos Academy slipped right by me somehow, but the same won't happen this time. Promise! I'll jump right in with the rest of the cool kids.

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    1. YES MAJA! We can have a Black Blade reading party:)

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  5. OOh nice pick! Love the cover!


    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Love the sound of this new series! Sadly, I have never read anything by Estep, but I want to check this book out…it sounds like my kind of read. Great pick, Jenny!

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    1. I hope you give this one a try Christina, she's one my all-time favorite authors:)

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  7. I saw this one recently and I might have jumped up and down in excitement because I adore Jennifer Estep. I still have to finish the Mythos Academy series, but it's definitely one of my favorite paranormal series.
    Lovely pick, Jenny! :)

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    1. *high five Nick!* I need this book in my hands already :)

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  8. I'm so excited for this Jenny! I have been wanting to read one of Jennifer Estep's books, and now I finally have the chance with this new YA series. Yay!! *Making sure I have this on Goodreads NOW*
    Thanks! Happy Wednesday Jenny :)

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    1. YESSSSSSSSS! Everyone needs to read her books, I just love them. I'm ready for it to be April:)

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  9. I already have the title listed on my new book release list. I even have titles listed into 2016. I'm going to be following this series just like the last one (which I own all of).

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    1. Me too. I will read anything and everything she wants to write:)

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  10. Oh I didn't know she had another series to be released. thanks for the info!

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  11. So Jennifer Estep is an autobuy author for you ... and I've never read a single one of her books.

    Oh, Jenny. I think I have failed you. I shall add this to my TBR now!

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    1. You have failed. I'm not sure we can even be friends at this point ;-)

      I hope you give this one a try though, I love the way she tells a story:)

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  12. This sounds awesome!! Very curious as to what her talents may be...*adds to TBR*

    Awesome choice, Jenny! Thanks for bringing this to my attention :)

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  13. Didn't know about this series. Thanks for the heads up. Starting Beautiful Ashes today and I am behind a book on the Spider series. I need to get reading!

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  14. I haven't heard of this but it sounds very good! You've definitely peaked my interest to check out her YA series. Thanks for sharing :)

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

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  15. I feel like this book was written to protect me from raging fans of Estep. I keep meaning to pick up a book of hers but the lengthy series intimidate me so I have no excuse not to read this as it's the start of a new series. Yay! I can't wait to join all the Estep fans and dearly hope I love this. :)

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  16. Oh yes, I want this one as I am having Mythos withdrawals.

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  17. Yes! A thousand times yes! Such a perfect pick!

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  18. I haven't read anything of hers yet, but if you say she is one of your auto-buy authors, I REALLY must check out her books!! Which one would you recommend I start with??

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  19. Wait. Jennifer Estep has a YA paranormal coming out?!? Squeeeeee!!!!

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  20. This one sounds verrry interesting! I'm not a huge fan of the cover, but I've heard great things about Estep's work. Great pick, Jenny!

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  21. I can recall you and quite a few other bloggers really digging the Mythos Academy books! And they definitely sound like something I would have fun with too. So it's really cool that the author has another YA paranormal series coming out and will hopefully feature another heroine who is as likeable as Gwen seems to be!

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  22. She impressed me with the Mythos Academy so she is my one and only auto-buy YA author (well and of course I love Finn---I mean Gin) so I am totally on board with this one :)

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  23. A new series by Jennifer Estep? AWESOME. But not fan of the cover. Again. :(

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  24. I must admit, I haven't heard of the author before, or this book, but I will have to check it out! Great pick!

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  25. I am VERY excited about this one too. LOVE Jennifer Estep. Great pick ;)

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  26. I have yet to read anything by Jennifer Estep BUT she has been on my to-read list for along time, I even own a couple of her books! SO, seeing that she is an auto-buy author for you will definitely make me check her out sooner rather than later!! I hope you get your hands on this one soon ^^

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  27. This looks very good, and we had no idea it was forthcoming. Thank you for putting up this post.

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