Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#204): Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson


"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:


Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson
Book One of an untitled duology
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: May 30, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless. 

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn into the throne much sooner than she expected. 

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price. 

In the first book of a remarkable duology, Sara B. Larson sets the stage for her reimagining of Swan Lake -- a lush romance packed with betrayal, intrigue, magic, and adventure.



I loved Larson's debut trilogy (Defy, Ignite, Endure), and I'm excited to read new books!

42 comments:

  1. I'm loving the sound of this! Yay for a Swan Lake retelling! And it's been a while since I've read a shapeshifting book. The cover though---I have to admit, I'm not liking the swan crown xD. Won't keep me from reading it, though! :D

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    1. I've not read a Swan Lake retelling before, so that will be great! I do not like the swan crown at all. LOL. But I'm sure the book itself will be awesome. =)

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  2. This looks amazing! I ADORE retellings ;) And I LOVE the cover! Thanks for sharing :) I hope we both enjoy it! Here's my WoW

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  3. Yes!!! I loved the Defy series, and cannot wait for more from Larson.

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  4. Nice! Seeing this one around a lot lately! So naturally, I am getting curious about it! LOL! Hope you love it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I hope you like it if you read it, Jessica!

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  5. Oh my gosh this sounds amazing! I really liked Larson's trilogy as well. I ad my issue with the first book, but the series improved for me as it went on. I absolutely love the cover! The sides of the cover remind me of Heartless my Marissa Meyer. Great pick Alyssa! Here is my WoW!

    Have a great rest of your week!
    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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    1. It does! And I can see the resemblance in covers. Both are really great. :D

      Thank you!

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  6. Ooh, I'm liking this cover! And the fact that is a duology! Hope it's fantastic! Thanks for highlighting this, Alyssa!

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  7. Terrific pick! This sounds fantastic. I still need to try her other books too. I love this cover btw. :D

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    1. If you read any of Larson's books, I hope you enjoy them, Erin!

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  8. This is a new one for me. High fantasy is so popular right now. ;)

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  9. reimagining of Swan Lake? Okay, I'm in! This sounds amazing! :D

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  10. I didn't know about this book, but it looks amazing. I've never read something like this before. I hope it's awesome!

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  11. oh my gosh...this book sounds AMAZING!!! I love the fantasy trope here and the whole Good vs. Evil theme.

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  12. I've never read anything by Sara Larson, but this book does sound like it has the potential to be fantastic. Thanks for spotlighting it!

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  13. I LOVED....like beyond loved the Defy series and can't wait for this book. And the title is perfect even if I'm not sold on the cover yet.

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    1. That's awesome! I hope you enjoy this one too, Jacquie. ^_^

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  14. Oh.my.gosh. WHAT A GORGEOUS COVER!!! And it's a "Swan Lake" retelling?! Squeeeee!!!! I don't think I've heard of such a retelling ever before. Girl, where did you find this book?! How come I haven't heard of it? Well, thanks bunches for putting it on my radar, because I'm rushing over to Goodreads right now to add it!!

    Thanks as well for dropping by and commenting on my own WOW post!! Hope you have a FABULOUS week, too!! <3 :)

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    1. I don't think I've ever even seen a Swan Lake retelling before, let alone read one! It sounds wonderful.

      You're very welcome, Maria!

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  15. I haven't even heard of her other series but I suppose thats a good thing lol as now I can give those a try before this one comes out. That cover is gorgeous. I'd pick it up just for that (though the summary sounds really good!!!) Thanks for stopping by my WoW post :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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    1. Marathon-reading her Defy trilogy is a great idea, especially since you can avoid all of the cliffhangers. :D You're very welcome!

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  16. I just love the cover for this one!! I think it sounds absolutely amazing too. Great choice this week!

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  17. This one sounds interesting! I love the cover!! Great pick!

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  18. I am always hesitant with fantasy. It's just not a genre I feel myself gravitating towards but man oh man this cover is so pretty!

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    1. Awww! It's my favorite, but I am the opposite with contemporary. :D

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  19. This looks sooooo good! Love everything about it - cover, title, description!

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    1. Hopefully it does not disappoint us! ^_^

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  20. I haven't read this author, but that cover totally blows me away! So sorry I'm late commenting back, the last week or so of NaNoWriMo really kicked my butt on trying to comment!

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    1. She has some great books! No worries, hopefully you did well with NaNo, Lisa!

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  21. Ohh, I think I like this cover a lot :D It's pretty. <3 I haven't read anything by this author, and sort of feel like this summary is a bit messy :\ But curious about the book even so :) I hope you'll love it sweetie. <3

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    1. I know what you mean, it definitely does seem scattered. But I'm hoping the book is great!

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