Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#140): Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan


"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'm featuring:


Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 19, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the king, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery: everyone knows she is Arnath, but not that Raisa is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves, and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that—although she may have a privileged position among slaves—any slip-up could mean death.

That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s propositioned by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the rebellion could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved—an honorable man that she knows wants to help the slaves.

Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.

And Raisa is the one holding the key. 



In case you missed the announcement... ;)



Also, edit from August 21st:


Thanks so much, Kathy!

42 comments:

  1. Look like it could be really good. Interested to see your review. My WoW

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  2. I've heard great things about this one! Can't wait to see your review, either! Hope you enjoy it!

    Check out what I'm waiting on this week, plus your chance to win a 2016 YA Pre-Order!

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  3. First time I've seen this one. Sounds like it will be a good read.
    Happy Mid-week!

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  4. Oh wow! What luck! Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Wow, this sounds like a pretty great fantasy! I'm really liking the sound of these higher order symbols :) I hope you enjoy reading!

    My WoW

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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    1. I think it will be awesome! Thank you, Zareena. ^_^

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  6. This one doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it! <3

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  7. AHHH can't wait for this one either. The cover is gorgeous and the book itself sounds amazing.
    Thanks for sharing!
    :D

    My WoW: http://faithsbookspiration.blogspot.com/2015/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  8. I'm seriously excited for this one! It has all the elements of fantasy that I love. I hope you have fun at the event Alyssa~

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    1. I agree! I think it will be quite good. Thank you, Eileen!

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  9. Oo yay for getting an ARC of one you're excited about!

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  10. This sounds AMAZING and I'm jealous of your gorgeous ARC! I hope you enjoy it!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

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  11. I got the eARC from EW. I hope you have fun at the event!

    Are you going to the Baltimore BF?

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    1. Of course! I live in Baltimore, and go every year! ;)

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  12. This has been on my 2016 list for a while now and when the cover was revealed it sealed the deal even more. Great choice!

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  13. This is on my reader right now. Looks good!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  14. This book looks so good! And how cool that you get to present a thing with the author! I don't know what that means or entails, but still how cool!

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    1. I'm excited! It will be my first blogger "thing" outside of what is on the Internet! :D

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  15. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!
    My WoW

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  16. Awesome ARC! Hadn't heard a lot about this before, but it sounds like an interesting one. Hope you enjoy!
    Check out my WOW

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  17. Ooh this is new to me, and it sounds pretty awesome! Will definitely keep my eyes out for this!

    Here's my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

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  18. This one scaped my radar at first but after I saw that announcement, I totally paid more attention to what the book is about and boy, now I'm excited!!

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    1. YAY! Glad Kathy and I could be of indirect service ;)

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  19. WHAT I hadn't seen this yet... thanks for putting it on my radar! :) *adds to TBR*

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    1. Woohoo! I hope you read this one, Jessica!

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    1. And for that, I hope you enjoy the book!

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  21. This book do look gorgeous :D Stunning pick Alyssa. <3 I hope you'll love it :) I'm unsure about it. I need to see some reviews first, lol. Worried about the romance. Sigh.

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    1. Don't be! I have it on good authority (i.e. the author herself) that there is no love triangle, so that's one less thing to worry about!

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