Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The "Is It Time Yet?" Edition

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!

I decided to do 2 picks this week, books that I've been dying to read for what feels like 293482023948023 years but in fact has been less than one. How slow time goes when I'm desperate to return to beloved characters! I don't have to wait much longer though, and sometimes even re-reading the synopsis for the hundredth time is enough to tide me over for another week (or day, whichever), so today I'm going to stare at the beautiful covers and pretend that tomorrow is release day for these two ;-)

All that I need to say about these is YES.


ICE LIKE FIRE
Snow Like Ashes #2
Sara Raasch
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases October 13th from Balzer + Bray


From Goodreads:
It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.



QUEEN OF SHADOWS
Throne of Glass #4
Sarah J. Maas
Young Adult/Fantasy
Releases September 1st from Bloomsbury

From Goodreads:
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

23 comments:

  1. I'm so ashamed to say that I haven't read SNOW LIKE ASHES yet or HEIR OF FIRE *hides* I've heard wonderful things about SLA and I just don't know why I haven't. As for the ToG series, I positively loved CROWN OF MIDNIGHT and then just never got around to HEIR OF FIRE! I know, so cry. I definitely have some catching up to do...

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  2. These are two series that everyone seems to love and yet I haven't read either. Hope you get your hands on these beauties soon, Jenny! :)

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  3. Ah yes I heard so many great things about these authors. I really need to try them!

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  4. I can't wait to read Ice Like Fire! I missed getting it at BEA and I was so upset. I still need to catch up on The ToG series. Great picks!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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  5. I've somehow convinced myself not to read my ARC of Ice like Fire until closer to the release date, but it wasn't easy. I wanted to start it the second it was on my Kindle. As for Maas, I have the worst luck with her books, unfortunately. I've decided she isn't the right author for me at all. But I'm glad to see you so excited about it. :)

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  6. Oh gosh YES to both of these Jenny! I can't wait to read them. I'm so sad that for whatever reason there aren't any ARCs of the new Maas book. I'm dying to read it!

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  7. ICE LIKE FIRE!!! Soooo can't wait for that one!!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. Awesome picks! I need to read book three of the Throne of Glass series...I am taking my time with it b/c I'm absolutely loving this series.

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  9. I just got the first SJM book from the library :) :) I do love those covers!

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  10. YES JENNY. I can't wait to read Ice Like Fire. I think I'll be caving and reading it sometimes next month but I can't wait to be back with Meira. I hope Queen of Shadows will continue the amazingness of the ToG series for you too. :D

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  11. Oh YES Jenny! Both are on my must read list. I have Ice Like Fire for review and Maas pre-ordered :)

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  12. Sigh. I wish I enjoyed both series. Anyway, I hope you'll love them, Jenny!

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  13. Oh, yes! I can't wait for Ice Like Fire myself!

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  14. Team Theron! *Pumps fist* I really wanted the ARC for Ice like Fire, but unfortunately it was gone by the time I go to the pub's booth at ALA. I still need to pick up the Throne of Glass series soon.

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  15. YEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!! ABSOLUTELY YESSSS!!

    I cannot wait to get my hands of both sequels!! I'm doing a re-read of the whole ToG series so far and it's helping with the wait!

    I'm thinking I might re-read Snow Like Ashes too to see if the wait will feel less long too!

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  16. I'm with Jen and Rachel! Is so need to read these-hopefully the wait isn't much longer for you though, Jenny :)

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  17. YES! I must have the Raasch book. Oh and I so want to get started on the Maas series. So behind! Perfect choices. I so agree.

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  18. I hear so many great things about both of these series! I need to pick them up.

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  19. So much yes to Queen of Shadows. I didn't realize it's coming up soon.

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  20. AHHH yesssss to both of these! I am so ridiculously excited for Queen of Shadows and I adored Snow Like Ashes. These are top of my wish list for sure. Great WoW picks!

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  21. A big old yes to the first one...and I have to admit that I haven't kept up with the second series! I didn't love the first book but then I read the prequels and did...need to reread the first book and then the others. love those covers!

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  22. Beyond excited for both of these and Queen of Shadows is almost here!

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