Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 04/24/2013

"Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at “Breaking the Spine”, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

This week I am waiting on two awesome titles: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
AND The Deepest Nigh by Shana Abe

Why am I waiting you ask?  I absolutely loved Shana Abe's "The Sweetest Dark" as well as Sarah Maas's "Throne of Glass." I'm absolutely hoping that their sequels will be as good or better than the original and have thankfully been given access to The Deepest Night by Bantam through Netgalley. Hopefully, Bloomsbury will have Crown of Midnight available soon! 

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

Releases: August 27, 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Children's

A rich portrait of post-Victorian England, The Deepest Night seamlessly blends thrilling romance with riveting history and adventure—perfect for fans of Libba Bray and Lauren Kate.

It’s 1915, and sixteen-year-old Lora Jones is finishing up her first year as a charity student at Iverson, a prestigious, gothic boarding school on England’s southern coast. While she’s always felt different from everyone around her, now she finally knows why: She is a drákon, a rare, enchanted being with astonishing magical abilities.

As war hits Britain’s shores, and Lora reels from an unimaginable loss, she finds that her powers come with grave and dangerous responsibilities. At the request of Armand Louis, the darkly mysterious boy whose father owns Iverson, Lora will spend her summer at his lavish estate. To help the war effort—and to keep Lora by his side—Armand turns his home into a military hospital, where Lora will serve as a nurse. For Armand is inescapably drawn to her—bound to her by heart-deep secrets and a supernatural connection that runs thicker than blood.

Yet while Lora tries to sort out her own feelings toward Armand, fate offers an unexpected surprise. Lora discovers there is another drákon, a prisoner of war being held in Germany. And that only she, with her newly honed Gifts, will be able to rescue him.

With Armand, Lora will cross enemy lines on an incredible mission—one that could bond her to Armand forever, or irrevocably tear them apart.

Beautifully written, deeply romantic, and filled with daring adventure and magic, The Deepest Night is a mesmerizing novel of the enduring pull of destiny, and the eternal strength of love.

Releases: August 13, 2013 by Bantam


  1. I haven't read book one for either of these series, of course. Love the covers though and they definitely sound good. :)
    My Waiting on Wednesday pick!

  2. Nice!! Seeing a lot of the first one, but haven't read that series. The second is new to me! Both look exciting!

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  3. Crown of Midnight sounds amazing but I haven't read the first book yet. I'm really excited to read both. Great pick! I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  4. Great WoW picks! I am definitely looking forward to reading Crown of Midnight, I loved the first book!

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  5. I can't wait for Crown of Midnight! The first book made me hungry for more.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  6. I just got The Deepest Night and I kinda wanna drop everything and read it, even if it doesn't come out till August...

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  7. I just received an ARC for The Deepest Night... I haven't finished the first book yet but I'm loving it so far! Great picks!

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    Allison @Abibliophobic

  8. Great picks! I'm so behind, I haven't read Throne of Glass yet (shame on me). I'll have to check it out before the sequel gets released.

  9. Both sound awesome, I keep hearing about The Throne of Glass series. Need to check it out!

  10. I can't wait for Crown of Midnight! Great picks!

    -Brad @ BookYAReview
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  11. I need to read the first Throne of Glass book. :X

  12. I'm hoping that Crown of Midnight and The Deepest Night will be at BEA. They both look awesome. Plus I loved the first books in the series.


  13. I can't wait for the Crown of Midnight too. :) I haven't read anything by S.Abe but The Deepest Night sounds interesting. Great picks!
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