“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Flamecaster

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.


Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

Hardcover, 535 pages
Publication Date: Apr. 5th, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062380944
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

A burning vengeance.

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. The son of the queen of the Fells, Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

A blood-based curse.

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.

Destiny’s fiery hand.

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.

Okay y’all I’ve been waiting for Cinda Williams Chima’s new series for like… 2 years. I can’t do it much longer!!! First, it is set in the Seven Realms world (my favorite of hers) and picks up 25 years from the end of the 1st series. Yay!!! I’m SO looking forward to seeing Han and Raisa again! Next, this new series feels similar in that it’s two major character viewpoints, and I loved the way she split the story the first time around. Things (plot-wise) also seem like they are going to get crazy really quick with these murders, and Jenna being hunted. Then there’s the fact that Chima’s just an AMAZING writer. She sucks me into her stories so quickly and holds me there with a death grip. And I love her for it!

Plus, have you looked at this cover?? Go on, I’ll give you a minute to stare at the pretty… *Deep breath and… Le sigh.* You know, I think I’ll just leave it at that.

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What are you waiting for this week?

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“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Queen of Shadows

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.


Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Hardcover, 648 pages
Publication Date: Sept. 1st, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
ISBN: 9781619636040
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.

The queen has returned.

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 has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die for her. 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.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

I sort of want to make this reasoning just one big long “YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!” but that would be pretty obnoxious. Though I’m not really sure what I can say to properly describe my excitement and anticipation for this next book. If you’ve read the series so far, than you most likely know exactly what I’m feeling. But if you’re not a fantasy fan, or if you started but didn’t like or keep up with the series, I wouldn’t know how to sway you to give it another shot. It’s just wonderful, and each book gets (somehow) better than the last. I love the character of Celaena/Aelin, and find her to be one of the most complex and fascinating characters I’ve ever read. The supporting cast of characters is also magnificent. I’m all tingling on the tips of my toes to see what happens if/when she finally meets her cousin after all these years, will her relationship with Chaol survive, whether or not we will get to see Rowan (please, pretty please, I hope so!!), as well as what’s going to happen with Dorian. I’m so afraid for him, because let’s face it, Maas is not afraid to cut your legs (or your emotions) out from under you. But she’s always delivered before, so I have no doubt this will knock my socks off!

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What are you waiting for this week?

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