Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#245): Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake


"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:


Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 10, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. 

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world. 

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world. 

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.



This book sounds great! Celtic mythology + great-sounding romance. I'm in!

36 comments:

  1. Very eye-catching cover! I don't think I've read anything like it before, will be checking it out for sure. :)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  2. That cover is SO awesome. Seriously stunning!! I love it 😍
    The book also sounds really good - I like the sound of the main characters.
    Thanks for sharing, Alyssa!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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

      Thank you, Amy!

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  3. Wow! This book sounds interesting! Great pick!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  4. Ooh nice! Just saw this a few blogs back! Sounds like an intriguing read! Loving the cover too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. nice cover!! sounds like towards the end of GoT, where 2 Queens kinda have to truce over the Night King's arrival

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  6. The cover is beautiful, it definitely catches the eye! Thanks for sharing😀

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  7. This one's on my TBR too! The blurb sucked me in. I am kind of tired of crows/ravens in/on books though. I'm probably the only one in the world to think that...

    Hope you enjoy this one when you get a chance to read it! :)

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  8. This is the first time I'm hearing about this book, but I'm definitely intrigued by the synopsis. The cover is great too!

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    1. Well, I'm glad I introduced to you! I feel like you might enjoy this one. (I hope!)

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  9. This book sounds great and the cover is fantastic. Great pick!

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  10. This sounds pretty interesting though I'm kind of terrified of birds and the idea of following one is insane to me lol My WoW

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  11. First time hearing about this one. Definitely adding it to my TBR. Great choice Alyssa :)
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  12. This is totally new to me, but it sounds really interesting! I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  13. Sounds really good ~ hope you enjoy it!

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  14. Yes, this does look interesting! While romance heavy stories can be hit or miss for me, I trust your judgment on swoon worthiness, so maybe I should give this one a look!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  15. That cover is fabulous! And I like the Celtic mythology angle a lot too.

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  16. Fantastic cover! I love Celtic mythology so this is definitely on my list. Great pick :D

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing! I haven't heard of this until now, but it sounds fantastic. For sure adding this to my TBR. :) Have a wonderful weekend Alyssa! :D

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  18. I saw this book last week (I think?) and it does sound amazing. Can't wait!

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  19. I'm weirdly attracted to covers with birds on them, especially ravens. I'm not sure why. lol I'm adding this one to my tbr!

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  20. Yessss :D This one sounds SO GOOD. <3 And haha, I peeked at your IMM; saw you got the eARC :D I did too. Reading it very soon, and I cannot wait. Have peeked. I am pleased, haha. Hoping the rest will be great too :D Hope you'll love it Alyssa. <3

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  21. Lovely cover and celtic mythology - sounds great.
    Lynn :D

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