"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:
Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Summary (from Goodreads):
Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the king, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery: everyone knows she is Arnath, but not that Raisa is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves, and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that—although she may have a privileged position among slaves—any slip-up could mean death.
That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s propositioned by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the rebellion could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved—an honorable man that she knows wants to help the slaves.
Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.
And Raisa is the one holding the key.
In case you missed the announcement... ;)
Just confirmed that I will be presenting at @KidLitCon with @Alyssa_Susanna in October! Can't wait!— Kathy MacMillan (@kathys_quill) August 9, 2015
Also, edit from August 21st:
Thanks so much, Kathy!
Look like it could be really good. Interested to see your review. My WoWReplyDelete
I've heard great things about this one! Can't wait to see your review, either! Hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
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First time I've seen this one. Sounds like it will be a good read.ReplyDelete
Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog
I sure hope so, Marilyn!Delete
Oh wow! What luck! Hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
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Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower :)
Luck had nothing to do with it!Delete
Wow, this sounds like a pretty great fantasy! I'm really liking the sound of these higher order symbols :) I hope you enjoy reading!ReplyDelete
Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf
I think it will be awesome! Thank you, Zareena. ^_^Delete
This one doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it! <3ReplyDelete
AHHH can't wait for this one either. The cover is gorgeous and the book itself sounds amazing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
My WoW: http://faithsbookspiration.blogspot.com/2015/09/waiting-on-wednesday.html
So agree, Faith!Delete
I'm seriously excited for this one! It has all the elements of fantasy that I love. I hope you have fun at the event Alyssa~ReplyDelete
I agree! I think it will be quite good. Thank you, Eileen!Delete
Oo yay for getting an ARC of one you're excited about!ReplyDelete
Right?! Best feeling!Delete
This sounds AMAZING and I'm jealous of your gorgeous ARC! I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Michelle @ Michelle's Minions
I got the eARC from EW. I hope you have fun at the event!ReplyDelete
Are you going to the Baltimore BF?
Of course! I live in Baltimore, and go every year! ;)Delete
This has been on my 2016 list for a while now and when the cover was revealed it sealed the deal even more. Great choice!ReplyDelete
The cover is faaabulous, I love it!Delete
This is on my reader right now. Looks good!ReplyDelete
Kate @ Ex Libris
This book looks so good! And how cool that you get to present a thing with the author! I don't know what that means or entails, but still how cool!ReplyDelete
I'm excited! It will be my first blogger "thing" outside of what is on the Internet! :DDelete
This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Awesome ARC! Hadn't heard a lot about this before, but it sounds like an interesting one. Hope you enjoy!ReplyDelete
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Thank you, Lisa! I hope so too!Delete
Ooh this is new to me, and it sounds pretty awesome! Will definitely keep my eyes out for this!ReplyDelete
Here's my WoW at Bookmunchies (:
I hope you give it a chance, Cyn!Delete
This one scaped my radar at first but after I saw that announcement, I totally paid more attention to what the book is about and boy, now I'm excited!!ReplyDelete
YAY! Glad Kathy and I could be of indirect service ;)Delete
WHAT I hadn't seen this yet... thanks for putting it on my radar! :) *adds to TBR*ReplyDelete
Woohoo! I hope you read this one, Jessica!Delete
This is totally up my alley!ReplyDelete
And for that, I hope you enjoy the book!Delete
This book do look gorgeous :D Stunning pick Alyssa. <3 I hope you'll love it :) I'm unsure about it. I need to see some reviews first, lol. Worried about the romance. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Don't be! I have it on good authority (i.e. the author herself) that there is no love triangle, so that's one less thing to worry about!Delete