Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Bitter Kingdom - Rae Carson & Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm waiting on The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Mass. I just couldn't choose between these two books, which is kind of appropriate considering I can't choose which I'm going to read on release day. Oh, cruel fate. AND that's my first week of classes. Sob.

The Bitter Kingdom
Rae Carson
Series:  Fire and Thorns, #3
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Waited on by: Kiersten
On Goodreads

The epic conclusion to Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.

Elisa is a fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save Hector, Elisa will face hardships she's never imagined. And she will discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who have hated her most.

If you've read my review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns (here), then you already know that I absolutely love this series. So much. The ending of The Crown of Embers wasn't quite a cliffhanger, but it definitely left me craving more. I am absolutely dying to find out the fate of Elisa, Hector, and the kingdom. Ugh, I'm just so excited for this. Seriously.

Crown of Midnight
Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass, #2
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Waited on by: Kiersten
On Goodreads

An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

When I read Throne of Glass, I fell in love with the sassiness of Celaena Sardothien. (I wish I was as cool as her). I loved learning about Celaena and how even though she was this ruthless assassin, she had a lot of heart. I can't wait to see what Celaena has in store for us now that she's the royal assassin!

What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

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