October 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (35)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers feature upcoming book releases that they're looking forward to.

This week I'm eagerly anticipating...

by Sara B. Larson

Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Synopsis (from Goodreads):

A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.

Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.

The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?
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This sounds so exciting! Totally my type of fantasy title. While I don't always adore love triangles, they can be amazing when done well, so I hope that's the case here.


  1. The premise of this one totally reminds me of the Alanna series by Tamora Pierce. I loved that series as a teen and have lots of nostalgic sentiment attached to it. If this one follows in that vein then it should be awesome!

  2. Just added this to my goodreads! Oh my goodness, it sounds amazing! I've been looking to read more fantasy books :) Awesome pick, Ashley!

  3. This sounds promising! The plot does sound a bit similar to the Alanna series by Tamora Pierce as someone mentioned above... and also reminds me of the Eon duology by Alison Goodman (both series which I loved, btw), so I have high hopes for this one!

  4. Like manda, this makes me think of Alanna, which is all to the good because those are fantastic books!


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