Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#224): Ally by Anna Banks


"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:


Ally by Anna Banks
Book Two of the Nemesis series
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Since their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, they must use their own trusted resources to find common ground.

But when traitors with powerful allies arise from unexpected places, Tarik and Sepora face challenges that will change both of their kingdoms forever. Will they learn whom to trust—including each other—in time to save their kingdoms, their relationship and even their lives?


Nemesis review


I actually prefer this new cover design (for once in my life). I didn't really love the first book, but I'm looking forward to finishing the series. Really hoping this book doesn't disappoint!

54 comments:

  1. I heard that some people found the first book racist..I haven't picked it up yet! But I did love Anna Banks' Syrena Legacy Series :P
    Kariny @kariny's boox frenzy

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    1. I don't anything about that! I didn't *love* the first book but I want to finish the series this one.

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  2. I haven't read the first book yet, and this cover isn't really my taste, but I hope you love this book when you read it and that it doesn't
    disappoint! I know the feeling of wanting to finish a series even though you didn't love the first book :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  3. I agree the new designs are better than the original---that one kind of scared me (I've never been a fan of the "big staring face" covers LOL). I never got around to reading book one, but I hope this one goes better for you!

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    1. I hated the original cover of book one! It always seemed off to me. Thank you, Becky!

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  4. Didn't read the first one, in part because of all of the mixed reviews. Hoping this one is good enough for me to start the series though.

    My WOW

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    1. I know what you mean! I really just want to finish out the series.

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  5. I liked the first book. It was a little different than what I had grown to expect from Banks, but I really enjoyed it, and am looking forward to this book to see how it all plays out.
    Sam @ WLABB

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    1. I think, after this book, I'm breaking up with Banks (LOL). I didn't like her Syrena series, or Joyride, or Nemesis... the only book I really liked by her was her adult debut, Degrees of Wrong. o_o

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  6. I haven't read the first book yet but I'm liking the new covers a lot more too!

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  7. OOh nice! I still need to read Nemesis! Can't wait for both of them now! LOL!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  8. Interesting cover. Hope the series gets better for you.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  9. I love the cover changes and I honestly HATED the first cover. 😂
    @TeacherofYA

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    1. I usually hate cover changes, but SAME. The first book's original cover was awful.

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  10. I was going to read the first book but I saw that it had a lot of negative reviews. Maybe if this one makes up for it I'll pick up the series.
    I hope you enjoy this one.
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    1. Yeah... to be honest, I didn't really like Nemesis, but I enjoyed it enough to want to read this book. You know?

      Thank you!

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  11. I've heard some sketchy things about the first book, which is too bad because I love the sound of the setting for this one. I'm interested to hear what you end up thinking of this one after you've read it, Alyssa!

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    1. I know what you mean! My own review of book one was full of the book's sketchiness. But I want to finish out the series.

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  12. Okay, that cover is awesome! I really wanted to read the first one as well. May still give it a try. Great pick!
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  13. I much prefer this cover design to the first one! I'm excited to read this book :) Hope we both enjoy it!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. Right? The first one was pretty bad. Happy reading, Brittany!

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  14. I still need to read Nemesis, but the blurb and cover sure grab the eye on this one.

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    1. I would hold off on doing so until reviews start to pop up for this book, Sophia!

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  15. That is a cool cover! I haven't read the first book in this series yet.

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    1. I would wait, if you were planning on reading it! Nemesis wasn't actually that great, but I'm hoping this book redeems the series. We'll see!

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  16. Wow! This book looks really interesting!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  17. I've never read the first one but I DO really like this cover.

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    1. Yes! It is much better than the design of its predecessor, believe me. ;)

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  18. That is quite the cover change. I wouldn't have even realized it was part of the same series. I hope you enjoy this once you get the chance to read it.

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    1. RIGHT?! The first cover really wasn't great. Thank you, Carole!

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  19. I haven't read this series and the author is new to me, but this sounds interesting. What genre is this?

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    1. It's like, fantasy, but also it has tones of ancient Egypt? It's an interesting mix.

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  20. Great pick! I'm not familiar with this series, so I will have to check out the first book on Goodreads. I really hope you enjoy the conclusion.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  21. This series is on my TBR list! I hope you enjoy it!

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  22. I haven't read the first book yet, but that cover is very eye-catching. Hope you love it (more than the first book)!

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    1. It really is! I like it much better than the design of the cover of book one. Thank you, Natalie!

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  23. Interesting cover! And I've been eyeing Nemesis for a while!

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    1. You could binge-read the series in a few months, eh? :D

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  24. I really like this cover, the cover of the first one isn't as good! But I wish Nemesis got a matching cover! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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    1. It really wasn't! I prefer this cover as well. Nemesis does actually get a matching cover, but only in paperback.

      Thank you, Louisa!

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  25. I'm really excited about this one too :D But nervous that it won't be awesome.. ugh. But fingers crossed :) Lovely pick Alyssa. <3

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    1. I'm nervous as well! Thank you, Carina. ^_^

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my WOW a while back. Sorry I'm behind responding and visiting. I haven't read any in this series yet, but I have to say that I didn't love my previous reads by Anna Banks. I hope you love this one though. Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. No worries! I'm in the same boat - I haven't really LOVED any of her YA books. I did enjoy Degrees of Wrong though. ;) Thank you, Sandy!

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