Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#218): The Speaker by Traci Chee


"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:


The Speaker by Traci Chee
Book Two of the Sea of Ink and Gold series
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 12, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

The sequel to the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestselling fantasy The Reader, “highly recommended for fans of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart and female-powered adventures.”—School Library Journal

Having barely escaped the clutches of the Guard, Sefia and Archer are back on the run, slipping into the safety of the forest to tend to their wounds and plan their next move. Haunted by painful memories, Archer struggles to overcome the trauma of his past with the impressors, whose cruelty plagues him whenever he closes his eyes. But when Sefia and Archer happen upon a crew of impressors in the wilderness, Archer finally finds a way to combat his nightmares: by hunting impressors and freeing the boys they hold captive.

With Sefia’s help, Archer travels across the kingdom of Deliene rescuing boys while she continues to investigate the mysterious Book and secrets it contains. But the more battles they fight, the more fights Archer craves, until his thirst for violence threatens to transform him from the gentle boy Sefia knows to a grim warrior with a cruel destiny. As Sefia begins to unravel the threads that connect Archer’s fate to her parents’ betrayal of the Guard so long ago, she and Archer must figure out a way to subvert the Guard’s plans before they are ensnared in a war that will pit kingdom against kingdom, leaving their future and the safety of the entire world hanging in the balance.



No cover for The Speaker yet, but this is the first book in the series:



I loved The Reader! And I love that cover too, so I really hope the covers of the series don't change. More to the point - hopefully The Speaker is just as captivating as The Reader

62 comments:

  1. Holy crap, the a title and summary for book two is out now? Heading over to Goodreads right now and adding it, I loved the first book! Can't wait to see the cover when it gets revealed :)

    ~Mogys @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yes! The book will be published in about six months, which is awesome. I really hope the cover is just as amazing as The Reader's!

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  2. Oh I didn't know book 2 had a title yet so cheers to new information! I really enjoyed The Reader so whoohoo can't wait for The Speaker! My WoW

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    1. Yay! Happy to help! I hope you enjoy this one. :D

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  3. I still have The Reader on my list, so I hope to get it soon. Nice pick!

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    1. It was fantastic, Lekeisha! Definitely give it a shot if you can. ^_^

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  4. Holy cowzers this sequel sounds great! Hope you like it when you read it.

    My WOW

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  5. Yes! I want this book now. I thought The Reader was fabulous.
    My Wow

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    1. Hopefully this sequel does not disappoint!

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  6. OOoh nice! Never did read The Reader, but I hope you'll enjoy this sequel as much as you did the first!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. Lovely pick Alyssa :D Sounds like an interesting book. <3 I'm pretty curious about the first one :) Hope this one will be amazing for you. <3

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    1. Thanks, Carina! The Reader was magical. ;)

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  8. I haven't read The Reader yet, I will need to pick this one up soon! Great pick!

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    1. Ooo, you could binge-read the two! Thank you, Kristyn!

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  9. I need to catch up with The Reader, I even have a copy:-/ I've heard nothing but positive things! I hope book two is just as good:-)

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    1. Tammy, I think you would enjoy The Reader! If you read it, I hope it does not disappoint. :D

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  10. Great pick this week, this series sounds really interesting.
    Here is my WOW

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  11. Cool cover for the first book. I get bummed when authors or publisher's change the look of covers in a series. Start a good match then the rest will be different.

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    1. I get sad too! I feel like this series is going to have a cover change, just given how late the cover is being revealed. It should have been revealed by now, you know? Fall 2017 covers are out, for the major publishers. Ah well!

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  12. You know, I tried the audiobook of The Reader and couldn't get in to it. I'm determined to find a physical copy!

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    1. Awww, I'm sorry! The physical copy is SO beautiful, Amber. <3

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  13. I still so need to read the first book of this series >.< it does look good!

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  14. Ooh, I heard only good things about The Reader but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but I absolutely plan to. I hope this sequel doesn't disappoint!

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    1. It was a wonderful book, Keertana! Perhaps you could binge-read books one and two. ;D

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  15. Hmmm...I haven't read the Reader yet, but it sounds interesting!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  16. The Reader was one of my favorite books last year! I love that you didn't wait for the cover -- I'm so excited for this book, too! I hope there's not going to be a cover change -- not only will my series not match (grrrrr), but I love the cover of the The Reader so much. Awesome pick, Alyssa :) Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Oh yeah, cover or no cover, this one was getting featured! I go in chronological order, so I reached this particular publication and the cover still hasn't been revealed. :/ Whatever, I'm excited nonetheless. :D Thank you!

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  17. Great pick Alyssa! I haven't read the first one, but now I am excited :) And I hate waiting for covers omgg.
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. You should try The Reader in the future! I'm nervous because many other Fall covers have been revealed, but not this one. Grrrr!

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  18. I haven't read the first book yet (massive TBR - say no more) but both books look really good. Thanks for sharing, I hope you enjoy!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW yesterday :)

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  19. I have blogger shame for admitting that I haven't read The Reader yet! Everyone seems to LOVE it! I love the cover as well. Normally faces on covers are a bit weird to me, but this one works so well. Great pick Alyssa! And thanks for visiting my WoW earlier!

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

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    1. No worries! The Reader was wonderful, and I highly recommend it.

      You're welcome, Genni!

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  20. This series is on my TBR list too. I'm glad you enjoyed the first book. I need to move this one up the list.

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    1. Thank you! If you read the books, I hope you like them!

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  21. I ended up DNFing The Reader about 3/4 of the way through. It was just a bit too long and too much "LOTR amounts of walking" XD But I hope you enjoy the sequel, and I'm curious to see what the cover will look like! :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. Hmmm, I suppose I see what you're. The LOTR books did have a lot of boring patches. :D Thank you!

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  22. I haven't read the first book, but I recognize that cover. I hope you enjoy reading this book, Alyssa.
    Thank you so much for stopping by My WoW.

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  23. I've seen The Reader around, but never really read its description before. It sounds good. Also, don't you hate when a book you want to feature as your WoW doesn't have a cover yet? It makes me so sad...

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

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    1. I honestly get so annoyed! And then I try to shift things around but I pick in chronological order so it doesn't always work! By now, this book should have a cover. -_-

      You're welcome, and thank YOU!

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  24. I have heard such good things about The Reader. I really need to read that one before the next book comes out. Great pick!

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    1. I liked it a lot! You could binge-read the two books. ;) Thank you!

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  25. I haven't read The Reader, but I have heard great things. I hope you love this one just as much. Happy reading!

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  26. I was just thinking the same thing about these covers---I hope they keep the design the same, especially because I don't really care for the trend Penguin covers seem to be following this coming season (of the few recent reveals I've seen anyhow). :( I never did get around to reading The Reader but it sounded like a gorgeous story!

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    1. I am honestly expecting the worst from Penguin with every single series, it seems. Every time a book #2 is going to publish, they change the entire look. Sometimes the new covers are even better (though rarely) but it's so frustrating and annoying!

      I could rant about that for days! But in any case, I can't wait to read this book. ;)

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  27. YAASSS! I loved The Reader too! I am hopeful that book 2 is as good (or better!!!) and I can't wait to see that cover reveal! :) I'm also hoping for the same depth of puzzles and marginalia to be in book 2... :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, the puzzles and marginalia (that is such a fun word) were SO great in The Reader!

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  28. I think the The Reader is one of those books that slipped under my attention. I recognize the cover, but I have no recollection of reading the plot summary... I hope the sequel lives up to your high expectations!!

    Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads

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  29. OMG!!!! So this is the sequel to "The Reader"?! I featured this book on a WOW post some time back. And there's already a sequel?! Well, I want it, too!! Lol. I've heard GREAT things about the first book, so I sure hope the second one is just as good!! Hope you enjoy it when it releases, Alyssa!! Meanwhile, I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves, to join "The Reader". :)

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my "Can't Wait Wednesday" post!! Have an AWESOME weekend!! <3 :)

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    1. Yep! It has been a long time coming! I hope you enjoy The Reader. I hope you have a great week, Maria!

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  30. I still haven't read The Reader! Now, seeing how much you loved it, I need to add that to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation, Alyssa! I hope you love The Speaker as much as The Reader when you get a chance to read it!

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    1. I adored The Reader! I hope you enjoy it, Darlene. Thank you!

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