Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Waiting on Tuesday (?): The Skylighter

It's been a little while since I've gotten to do a Waiting on Wednesday post, something I thoroughly enjoy because I get to fangirl over upcoming releases, and since I have a cover reveal scheduled for tomorrow (so excited!) I thought I would just convert my WoW feature into a WoT feature this week ;-)




The Keepers' Chronicles #2
Becky Wallace
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases March 2016 (yikes!) from Margaret K. McElderry Books

From Goodreads:

Johanna and Rafi are in a race against time to save their country before a power-mad Keeper destroys everything they hold dear in the “enthralling magical world” (Cinda Williams Chima, author of The Heir Chronicles) introduced in The Storyspinner.

As the last of the royal line, Johanna is the only person who can heal a magical breach in the wall that separates her kingdom of Santarem from the land of the Keepers, legendary men and women who wield elemental magic. The barrier protects Santarem from those Keepers who might try to take power over mere humans…Keepers who are determined to stop Johanna and seize the wall’s power for themselves.

And they’re not the only ones. As the duchys of Santarem descend into war over the throne, Johanna relies more than ever on the advice of her handsome companion, Lord Rafael DeSilva. But Rafi is a duke too, and his people come first. As their friendship progresses into the beginnings of a tender relationship, Johanna must wonder: is Rafi looking out for her happiness, or does he want the throne for himself?

With war on the horizon, Johanna and Rafi dodge treacherous dukes and Keeper assassins as they race to through the countryside, determined to strengthen the wall before it’s too late…even if it means sacrificing their happiness for the sake of their world
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I absolutely adored last year's The Storyspinner, so I can't wait to dive back in to Johanna and Rafi's world. Typically multiple POVs are a bit of a struggle for me, so when I learned The Storyspinner followed 5 different characters I was a little hesitant to pick it up, but I quickly fell madly in love with each of them and never once felt that itch to return to a character I found more interesting. It sounds like things are only going to get more difficult for Johanna and Rafi in this installment, and while that makes me absurdly nervous (I should start stocking up on chocolate now so I have enough by March), I still need this book in my life asap.


25 comments:

  1. I love that cover, the guy reminds me of Jon snow without the facial hair, and well... Jon Snow, even if he knows nothing! *fans self*

    I won The Storyspinner on a giveaway so I'm very excited to get it so I can start reading it!

    So excited to see the cover you'll be sharing tomorrow, cannot wait!!

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    1. JON SNOW! Yes Pili:)

      I hope you love The Storyspinner, I thought it was fantastic:)

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  2. It's interesting, I didn't know about this one

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    1. Yay! Glad I could put this series on your radar:)

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  3. This sounds really good! I still need to read The Storyspinner. I need to move it up on my TBR list. Great pick, Jenny!

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    1. Yes Christina! I hope you have time for it soon (though you have time before this comes out ;-)

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  4. I cannot wait for this one either, Jenny! I loved The Storyspinner so much! I have no doubt this will be just as amazing. Hopefully, it doesn't break our hearts way too much like The Storyspinner did. I expect lots of Johanna and Rafi! :D
    Great pick, Jenny!

    P.S Check out your Twitter notifications! ;)

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    1. Don't remind me Nick! That scene was brutal. BRUTAL. I can't wait for more Johanna and Rafi though:)

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  5. I agree, this does sound really good! Great pick Jenny!

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  6. I remember Maja's review of The Storyspinner, which convinced me to try it. But I haven't got around to it yet... I will - glad to hear that the sequel doesn't disappoint either.

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    1. I have high hopes for it Ramona:)

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  7. Oh this does sound right up your alley and I remember you liking the previous one. The wait is killer!

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    1. It definitely is right up my alley Felicia. I can't get enough YA fantasy!

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    1. Yes you do Heidi! I hope you like it if you get a chance to pick it up:)

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  9. Oh! This is a sequel to the Storyspinner! I've been meaning to pick this one up! Also, is it me or does the young man on the cover look like Jon Snow??

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    1. It's definitely not you, we have a Jon Snow look alike:)

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  10. Ha! I've always wondered why we're all waiting for Wednesdays when books usually come out on Tuesday. Lol. This looks good!

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  11. Hmm, I haven't read book one Storyspinner but now you have me totally curious!

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  12. I remember you raving about this one but never got around to reading it. Maybe I'll get on the stick, hum?

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