Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#207): Thief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers


"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:


Thief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers
Book Two of the Assassin's Heart series
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 13, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—a riveting fantasy that Printz Award-winning author Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.

Allegra Saldana has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making.

At least that’s what Lea has told Allegra her whole life, but lately Allegra’s been feeling like things are being kept from her—including her parents’ identity. So when Allegra finally learns the truth—I’m a Da Via—her world crumbles. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Allegra turns to Nev, a Traveler boy whose presence makes her feel alive in ways she’s only dreamed of. But getting caught up in Nev’s world has consequences Allegra never saw coming.

In this dark and enthralling fantasy that fans of Sarah Maas and Leigh Bardugo will devour, one girl must decide whether she’s destined to pay for the wrongs of her family’s past…or if the future is hers for the taking.



I liked Assassin's Heart and definitely felt like there should be a companion sequel to follow... and here it is! :D

46 comments:

  1. I need to read the first one but I have heard good things. The cover is stunning!

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  2. I haven't read the first book yet, but now I'll definitely look out for it. And I LOVE the cover of Book 2 :) Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW

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    1. If you read the first one, I hope you like it!

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  3. I didn't realize there was a sequel to this one wooowhoo that happy dance at 5:45 in the morning.

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  4. YESSSSSSSSSS! Sooooo excited for this one too!! I LOVED Assassin's Heart!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Woohoo! I hope you enjoy this one when you get a chance to read it, Jessica!

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  5. I haven't read the first book yet but I do have it. I should probably read it soon... :P

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    1. Ooo, if you read, I hope you like it, Stephanie! ^_^

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  6. I haven't read Assassin's Heart but perhaps this could be read as a stand alone? At least that's what I think of when I hear "companion novel." Hope you get to read it soon!

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    1. I believe both can be read as standalones! The first one ended pretty well but there was room for a continuation... and a companion sequel is a great solution. Thank you, Tammy!

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  7. I never got around to Assassin's Heart. I still have the ARC sitting on my shelf. I need to check this out. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier!

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    1. Girl, get on that! You're very welcome. :D

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  8. Oh my I still need to read Assassin's Heart. I love the cover for this one. I hope you love it when you get to read it. :D :D

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    1. The publisher did a great job with these covers! Thank you, Erin. =)

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  9. What a cool cover! It's my first time seeing it, so thanks for sharing. Hope you love this book ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  10. I liked book one pretty well, I hadn't seen this cover or read the summary so thanks, looking forward to it!

    Nereyda│ Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you like this one. :)

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  11. I just got book one the other day. Now I can read and catch up before book 2 comes out! But I'm loving the cover to book 2, blue is my favorite color!

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    1. The blue is really stunning! I hope you enjoy both, Eve.

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  12. Nice cover and sounds fun. Not familiar with this series but assassins are always good. :) Interesting that it time jumps forward eighteen years too, so she's something of an older protag now? Looks like a fun one!

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    1. Yes, assassins can really make a story! It's a companion sequel, so it follows a different protagonist.

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  13. This sounds like an awesome read! I always like stories about assassins!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  14. Looks like a great fantasy pick!

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  15. I haven't read Assassin's Heart, but have heard good things. I love this cover! Great pick!

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    1. If you read the series, I hope you like it! =)

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  16. I've not read the first book in this series but I usually enjoy my assassin stories haha. I hope you enjoy the book. :D

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    1. They are usually epic, right? Thank you, Lois!

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  17. I haven't yet read Assassin's Heart but it is on my list! The cover for Thief's Cunning is super pretty though <3 I hope you enjoy this when you read it, Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by my WoW :)

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous! I can't wait to see the final hardcover copies.

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  18. Oh, wow. I hadn't heard of this series, but it sounds really good! I hope you love it.

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  19. Ohh Great pick Alyssa I remember you really liked the first one and saying there should be a companion sequel to this series. Yay you got your wish my dear friend. I still haven't read the first book. But hopefully one day I can check it out from the library soon. Thank you so much for stopping by my WOW pick for this week Alyssa.

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    1. YES! I did, in my review! :D If you read this series, I hope you like the books. You're very welcome!

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  20. Oooh, I haven't heard much about Assassin's Heart but now I definitely have to check it out! Thanks for bringing this series back onto my radar, Alyssa. :)

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    1. It was one of Harper's many Winter '16 publications, and a fairly good one! One of my complaints was that I thought there could be a companion sequel... and here it is! I'm happy how that worked out.

      You're very welcome, Danya! =)

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  21. I've heard that Sarah Ahiers is a GREAT author, but am not familiar with her books. The plot of this ones sure sounds AWESOME, so I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves! And I'll be sure to look up the first two, so I can add them as well!

    Thanks for sharing!! Also, thanks for visiting and commenting on my WOW!! Sorry for the late comment back...:( Have a fabulous weekend!! <3 :)

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    1. She is! I liked book one. This is her second novel. If you read the books, I hope you like them!

      You're welcome! No worries! Have a great weekend. ^_^

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  22. Not seen this cover before now; but looking gorgeous :D I hope you will love this companion book sweetie. <3 Not really books for me, but curious about them :)

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    1. I hope so! I thought the first book was good but not amazing, so we'll see. ;D

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  23. I haven't read Assassin's Heart... I think I need to fix that!

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    1. It's probably a great series to binge-read, Naomi! =)

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