Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Traitor's Kiss - Erin Beaty

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 Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty.

The Traitor's Kiss
Erin Beaty
Series: Traitor's Trilogy, #1
Release Date: May 9,  2017
Publisher: MacMillan's Children's Publishing Group
Waited on by: Sam

An obstinate girl who will not be married.
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.

I have been reading A LOT of contemporaries lately, so I was actively seeking something in the SFF realm, and well - PRETTY COVER! drew me to this one. So, I read on. This book has a sharp-tongued, strong heroine, who is a matchmaker-spy. Color me intrigued!

I dug further to find out more about Beaty. Not only does this book have a heroine who sound awesome, but it is written by an author, who also sounds awesome. I found this article about Erin Beaty, and was really impressed by her resume: degree in rocket science from the US Naval Academy, weapons office for the US Navy. Whaaaa? Makes me think that her background will take the combat and spy sequences to the next level.

This new series sounds very promising, and I am excited to see what sort of world Beaty has created for us.

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


  1. I'm excited for this one too! I love the pretty cover as well. Great pick!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. Yep! I am a total cover-ho =). Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow, Erin Beaty definitely has quite the resume! I agree the combat and spy sequences should be aMAZING!

    1. I know! I am really excited to read this, and I was actually approved on NetGalley this weekend. SQUEE!