Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#221): A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess


"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:


A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
Book Two of the Kingdom on Fire series
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

The magicians want her to lead.
The sorcerers want her to lie.
The demons want her blood.
Henrietta wants to save the one she loves.
But will his dark magic be her undoing?

In this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, Jessica Cluess delivers her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival. Hand to fans of Victoria Aveyard, Sarah J. Maas, and Kiersten White.

Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one.

Still, she must play the role in order to keep herself and Rook, her best friend and childhood love, safe. But can she truly save him? The poison in Rook’s system is transforming him into something monstrous as he begins to master dark powers of his own. So when Henrietta finds a clue to the Ancients’ past that could turn the tide of the war, she persuades Blackwood, the mysterious Earl of Sorrow-Fell, to travel up the coast to seek out strange new weapons. And Magnus, the brave, reckless flirt who wants to win back her favor, is assigned to their mission. Together, they will face monsters, meet powerful new allies, and uncover the most devastating weapon of all: the truth.




I'm looking forward to reading this sequel! Hopefully it doesn't succumb to Sequel Slump.

38 comments:

  1. I haven't started this series yet but I do LOVE their covers! Hope you love it :) My WoW

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  2. I really enjoyed the first one, and kinda shipped Blackwood and her. So I am worried about the sophomore curse as well.

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  3. I haven't read the first book yet, but I desperately want to! And both books sound amazing and the cover for this one is beauuutiful :)
    Great pick, Alyssa, I hope you enjoy it!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. You could binge-read the trilogy next year! I have a feeling I should have done just that... oh well! Thank you, Amy!

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  4. Oh nice! I STILL need to read the first book! Hoping to love it though!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Beautiful cover! I don't think I've started this one, probably need to do that! Hope you get it soon.
    Lisa Loves Literature's Can't Wait Wednesday

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  6. I just keep coming across books where I still need to read the first one of. Like this one. And sequel slumps are the absolutely worst!

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    1. The first book was a debut last year, so it might makes sense that you hadn't heard of it. I'm really pulling for this book to be awesome!

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  7. I have the first book but haven't started it yet. I'm hoping to get started on them as part of my summer reading.

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    1. That sounds great! You could even binge-read books one and two. ;)

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  8. Ohh, this sounds great! I don't remember seeing the first book around very much but I love the cover of this one and think I'd really enjoy the first! I'll have to check it out!

    Awesome pick! Hope you're having a great week!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

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    1. It was a debut, so that's understandable. I'm a little hesitant to recommend the series since there was a bit of a love triangle happening in book one, but who knows? Maybe it'll disappear in book two.

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  9. I've never read the first one in the series, but it sounds like this is definitely one I will have to check out. I hope the sequel is even better than the first book. It seems like so many sequels have been a let down lately.

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    1. You should binge-read the trilogy when book three publishes next year! Book one has a bit of a love triangle. :/

      Yeah, sequels definitely have not been great recently! Although I will say, Traitor to the Throne was awesome. :D

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  10. That cover is so pretty! I hope you enjoy this, Alyssa, and that there won't be any sequel slump! Happy Reading :D

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    1. It is! I love it more than book one's cover. Thank you!

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  11. That's always the worry, isn't it? The dreaded second book slump. The first was so good, though! I have high hopes that this one will beat the odds and be just as amazing!

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    1. Yes! Sometimes I wish I could stop myself from starting series and just binge-read the series after it has been completely published. :/ I'm crossing my fingers about this one!

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  12. I didn't read the first book, but once again, another great cover. I hope it exceeds your expectations.
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    1. The covers really are beautiful! Thank you, Sam. =)

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  13. I heard sort of mixed things about the first book (mostly about the romance) but let's be honest: it's a historical fantasy series. I'm going to be reading this eventually. LOL!

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    1. Oh yeah, the romance is worrisome. The first book had a love triangle. -_- Why do authors persist?!

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  14. Wow! This sounds like an awesome book! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  15. I still have the first book to read, but once I catch up I'm sure I'll be looking forward to this too :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. You could binge-read the series, Mogsy! Might be easier on the heart. :D

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  16. Great pick! I haven't read book one, but I have heard good things about this series. I hope you enjoy it!

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  17. I haven't read the first book yet. But seeing that there's a sequel coming in just a few months (yay! no long wait), I might.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Yes! Less waiting is always good. You're welcome!

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  18. i just finished the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. YAY! I'm glad you did! You're welcome. =)

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  19. Awesome pick sweetie :D Hope you'll love this sequel a bunch. <3 I haven't read book one, but sort of curious, yet not really, haha :D

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