Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#252): Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett


"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:


Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 15, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

For fans of Red Queen, Dividing Eden, and Six of Crows comes a stunning new fantasy epic about an outcast girl, the boy she loves, and the kingdom that has torn them apart.

They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Now Kate lives as an outcast, clinging to the fringes of society as a member of the Relay, the imperial courier service. Only those most skilled in riding and bow hunting ride for the Relay; and only the fastest survive, for when dark falls, the nightdrakes—deadly flightless dragons—come out to hunt. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: she is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals. But it’s this magic that she needs to keep hidden, as being a wilder is forbidden, punishable by death or exile. And it’s this magic that leads her to a caravan massacred by nightdrakes in broad daylight—the only survivor her childhood friend, her first love, the boy she swore to forget, the boy who broke her heart.

The high king’s second son, Corwin Tormane, never asked to lead. Even as he waits for the uror—the once-in-a-generation ritual to decide which of the king’s children will succeed him—he knows it’s always been his brother who will assume the throne. And that’s fine by him. He’d rather spend his days away from the palace, away from the sight of his father, broken with sickness from the attempt on his life. But the peacekeeping tour Corwin is on has given him too much time to reflect upon the night he saved his father’s life—the night he condemned the would-be killer to death and lost the girl he loved. Which is why he takes it on himself to investigate rumors of unrest in one of the remote city-states, only for his caravan to be attacked—and for him to be saved by Kate.

With their paths once more entangled, Kate and Corwin have to put the past behind them. The threat of drakes who attack in the daylight is only the beginning of a darker menace stirring in the kingdom—one whose origins have dire implications for Kate’s father’s attack upon the king and will thrust them into the middle of a brewing civil war in the kingdom of Rime.

From the acclaimed author of Avalon comes a breathless, adventurous, romantic, and thrilling journey into a fantasy world you won’t soon forget. 



Something new by Mindee Arnett! I really liked Avalon and Polaris, and I'm excited about this fantasy novel. It sounds different from her previous series, and very good!

38 comments:

  1. Ooh nice! Love the cover! Hope you enjoy this one once you read it!

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    Old Follower :)

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  2. This sounds interesting! The cover reminds me of the White Tree of Gondor (LoTR). lol Adding to my TBR now!

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  3. I like the cover and I also like the premise! Yep, I think this book should be added to my list *notes it down* ;)

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW!

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  4. Wow, this does sound good! I love the idea of being able to influence animals. Thanks for sharing, Alyssa😀

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  5. Liking that cover. I like the influencing animals part too.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  6. I love the Red Queen and this one sure sounds like my cup of tea. And those cover!!!!

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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    1. YAY! If you read it, I hope you like it, Vanessa!

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  7. The cover is absolutely gorgeous! The premise looks not very original, though, but a lot depends on the writer herself:)
    (I wonder if "drakes" are liable to her mind-reading))

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  8. Well I did love me some Six of Crows as well as the first couple Red Queen books so this is something I need to keep an eye on!

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    1. If you give it a go, I hope you like it! <3

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  9. Oh I like Mindee! She's a great storyteller. This one sounds like a awesome read too. Hope we all enjoy it :)

    Shane @ItchingforBooks

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    1. And a wonderful person, too! I hope for the same, Shane. ^_^

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  10. I'm not a big fantasy reader, so I'm not sure this is for me. I hope you love it when you get to read it though!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. Oooh! This sounds interesting and I love that cover! Great pick!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. You made my day with your pick! I want it now :)

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  13. I haven't read anything by this author before. I don't usually read fantasy, but this sounds really good. And I like that cover, too.

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    1. It does sound really good! FYI, this author has also written great sci-fi. ;)

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  14. This sounds like a fantastic read, and that cover is simply gorgeous! Great pick.

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  15. Ohhhh, I haven't read any books by this author before but this book sounds AWESOME. And holy cow, what a gorgeous cover!! This looks awesome! I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it :)

    Great pick, Alyssa!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

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    1. You should try her Avalon duology! I'm hoping this book is just as good (or even better). Thank you, Ashtyn!

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  16. Very, very cool cover! And Kate! I like how determined and fierce she is!

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  17. I have not read this author and this book is new to me. It sounds rather interesting and I love the cover. Great pick!

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  18. Yesss :D This is my pick next week, and I am also dying to read it. <3 I adore Mindee too, and I hope we will both love this new book so so much :D The cover is so gorgeous. Sigh. And fantasy! Yesss :)

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  19. This one sounds interesting! I love the cover too! I hope you enjoy it!

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