Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#229): Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen


"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:


Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen
Book One of the Bound by Blood and Sand series
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: December 12, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Revolution is nigh, and one seventeen-year-old girl stands at the head of it all.

Jae used to be a slave, laboring with the rest of her people under a curse that forced her to obey any order she was given. At seventeen, she found the source of her people’s lost magic and became the only person to break free—ever. Now she wants to use her power to free the rest of her people, but the ruling class will do anything to stop her.

Jae knows that breaking the curse on her people would cause widespread chaos, even unimaginable violence between the castes, and her caste would likely see the worst of it. Many would die. But to let them remain shackled is to doom them to continue living without free will.

How is one girl, raised a slave and never taught to wield power, supposed to decide the fate of a nation?




Last year, I really enjoyed Bound by Blood and Sand! I can't wait to read this new book. Plus, the cover is so pretty!

46 comments:

  1. Wow! This sounds really interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  2. OOh nice! I still need to read the first book!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. You should, Jessica! It was quite good. ^_^

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  3. I love the blue and purple colors of the cover. <3

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  4. The cover is very pretty though I'm not familiar with the author it does sound interesting. I hope you love it as much as the other and I hope I get to check it out this year as well!

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    1. The first book was amazing, Eve! You should binge-read the two books later in the year. :D

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  5. This sounds really cool, and it's my first time hearing about it :D Hope you love this one! Amazing pick :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. The cover was actually revealed recently. ;) Thank you so much, Brittany!

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  6. I want to read this...thanks for sharing!

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  7. So is this the second one in the series? Sounds like a good read! Hope you can get a hold of it soon!
    Check out my Wednesday Post

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  8. Ooh I do really like the cover. Too pretty!

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  9. I'm not familiar with this series, but I hope you enjoy reading this book!
    My WoW

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  10. This one sounds very interesting! I love the cover!

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  11. This looks great! And the cover, too - actually reminds me a bit of the Grisha trilogy by Bardugo; the font and style, etc.
    Hope you love it when you read it! Happy Wednesday, Alyssa :)
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  12. What a gorgeous cover! I have not read the first book, but both of these sound really good! Thanks for sharing, Alyssa! I hope you love this book when you read it. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited about it! I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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  13. I haven't heard of this series but it sounds great. Wonderful pick!

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  14. I CANNOT wait for this one!!!! Do you know if it's a duology?

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  15. It looks really good. It's like an epic fantasy version of The Hunger Games.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hmmm, that's an interesting comparison! You're welcome, Ayanami. =)

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  16. I really like the sound of this one. That cover is amazing too!

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    1. Isn't the cover beautiful? I love it!

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  17. Ooh, how lovely! I'd not heard of this series before, off to research the first book and the author! Thanks for the heads up :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Hmmm, I think you might like book one, Mogsy! You're welcome. ^_^

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  18. Its new titles for me but sounds good!!
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  19. Ooh, I am intrigued! Thanks for highlighting this, Alyssa!

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  20. I haven't read Bound by Blood but I absolutely love this cover. Maybe I'll give this series a try when I have time.
    Great choice this week Alyssa.
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    1. You should! I believe it's a trilogy so there will probably be one more book published in 2018!

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  21. Oh, Alyssa!!! This is an AMAZING pick!!! Another kick-butt heroine!! YAAAAAAAAY!!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!! I had not heard of this book before. Nor had I heard of the previous book in the series, either. Well, now I'll RUSH over to Goodreads to add both to my shelves!! Thanks so much for the heads up!! <3 <3

    Also, thanks for commenting on my "Can't Wait Wednesday" post!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I'm so glad you are intrigued! The first book was incredible. You're very welcome, Maria!

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  22. Ohh, I do like this cover too :D Not read book one, but curious, sort of. I hope you will end up loving it lots :D Lovely pick Alyssa. <3

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    1. You should binge-read the series next year, Carina! Thank you. =)

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