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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: The Perilous Sea

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2) by Sherry Thomas

Hardcover, 414 pages
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062329387
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother’s prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.

This series really surprised me when I read the first book last year. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, but I fell in love with the way the author built this hidden world. I also enjoyed that she set the parts that take place in ‘our world’ in the past. Now, as I’m waiting for the second book, I can’t help but wonder where these two characters will end up next. How in the hell are they going to continue their ruse that Iolanthe is a boy? And where is this whole thing gonna go?? I’m really excited to find out, and I hope that Iolanthe gets to understand and use more of her magic in this book. It’s going to be amazing!

Books, Comics, Waiting On Wednesday, YA

“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Sisters

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


 

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Graphix
ISBN: 9781939392152
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE.

Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

I’m really, really excited about this sequel or companion book to Smile. I really enjoyed the first one so much, and I can only imagine how much honesty will accompany this story of siblings. As someone with a few (3) sisters myself, I hope it makes me laugh and cry and roll my eyes in appreciation and sympathy. Telgemeier really has a powerful way of telling stories, and I’m really looking forward to this next installment from her!