Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#247): The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson


"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 Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
Book One of The Diminished duology
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: April 10, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

In the Alskad Empire, nearly all are born with a twin, two halves to form one whole…yet some face the world alone. 

The singleborn 

A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him. 

The diminished 

When one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died. Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what's left of her life in peace. 

As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures—one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined. 



This book was new to me until recently! It sounds really cool and the cover is stunning. I also love the fact that it is part of a duology - less waiting! :D

48 comments:

  1. I hope you love this book and get your hands on a copy soon, Alyssa! :)

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  2. Ooooh I'm super intrigued by the synopsis. Adding it to my wishlist right now!

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    1. YAY! If you read it, I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. This one is new to me too :) But I do like that cover, sort of. <3 Sounds interesting too :D Thank you for sharing Alyssa. <3 I hope you'll love it lots :D

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    1. I love the cover! It was what caught my attention in the first place. Thank you, Carina!

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  4. That's a new to me one as well! Loving the cover! Will have to keep an eye on this one! I hope you will love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Oh wow, what a original idea -- and kind of giving me the shivers because I have twin nephews heh. I like the contrasts between Bo and Vi, and how they play into this secret. Very cool pick!

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    1. Oooo, that is awesome! There are no sets of twins in any side of my family. Which makes sense since twins are genetic, but eh. It would be neat. ;)

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  6. This is new to me too, and I love the idea. Thanks for sharing, Alyssa😀

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  7. Oh, that sounds really good Alyssa. I hope you'll get a copy soon :)

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    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  8. This one sounds really good. I can't believe I haven't heard about it before.
    I hope we both enjoy this one :)
    Here is my WOW 

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  9. I'm excited about The Diminished as well. Great pick!

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs
    My WoW pick

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  10. This is the first time I've heard about this book/author, but you know I'm always up for a fantasy duology! Thanks for putting it on my radar, Alyssa. :)

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  11. Yes! Excited for this one, too! The cover is lovely and it definitely sounds like a bizarre concept and new take on twin stories! Thanks for sharing about this one, Alyssa! Have a fantastic week!

    Becky
    Stories & Sweeties

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    1. Right?! I'd not heard of something like this before!

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  12. (APRIL WoWs ALREADY?) I just learned abouto this one and it sounds soo interesting.

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    1. Right?! I didn't have a lot of February and March, apparently... on to April!

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  13. I think I saw this on Edelweiss maybe? Beautiful cover and very intriguing synopsis! Great pick!
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    1. Oooo, I'm going to go look! Thank you, Lisa!

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  14. Hi Alyssa! This sounds really good!

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  15. This looks like an interesting read! Great pick! Thanks for checking out my WoW!

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  16. How gorgeous is this cover and how awesome does it sound?

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  17. This is new to me, and it sounds really interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
    Thank you for stopping by My Wow earlier.

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  18. This sounds really interesting. I may have to add this one to my tbr pile. Great pick!

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  19. This one sounds lovely, and I love the cover too! Thanks for putting yet another awesome looking YA on my radar! :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  20. I've been looking forward to this one too! I love books about twins, and that cover is just GORGEOUS! Great pick, Alyssa. I hope you love it when you read it! :)

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  21. This sounds really unique, and I LOVE that cover! Happy reading!

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  22. This one sounds interesting. I hope you get to read it! Great pick!!

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  23. That cover is gorgeous and I really like the idea of following Bo and Vi's journeys to see how they end up coming together since their lives sound like they wouldn't normally cross paths. Great pick, Alyssa!

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  24. Wow what a neat cover! I might need this one...

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  25. I'm not really feeling the cover. But the blurb... wow!

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  26. This sounds so unique and fascinating. The cover is also so compelling and interesting.
    Nice choice, Alyssa :) Hope you get to read it soon!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  27. Ohh great pick Alyssa this is actually the first time I heard about this book and author. And it really does looks and sounds very intriguing! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance my friend. Thank you so much for stopping by my WOW pick last week.

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