Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Breaks the Dawn

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 Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson.

Dark Breaks the Dawn
Sara B. Larson
Release Date: May 30,  2017
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Waited on by: Sam

On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn onto the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

I cannot lie. When I heard that Sara B. Larson had a new book coming out, I was pretty excited. 

Why was I excited? 

Reason #1: Three years ago, I became aware of the greatness that is SBL when I read the Defy books. My daughter was after me to read Defy for quite a while, and after I did, and I loved it, she had this to say: 

Yeah, she was right. 

Reason #2: Shapeshifting, magic, dark, and light. Count. Me. In. This sounds like it will be an epic adventure, and I am totally in the mood for one. 

Reason #3: The cover (you knew I was going to say that, didn't you?). Seriously, it is a thing of beauty, and the mood and feeling it conveys is one that intrigues me. 

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


  1. Ooo, I want to read this book too! I liked the Defy series. To me it wasn't anything particularly original, but it was entertaining and a great trilogy. I can't wait to see what Larson has in store, with this new project. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it, Sam!

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I will have to check out her tour schedule. Thanks for stopping by. =)

  2. Awesome pick! I cannot wait for this one either! I didn't love Defy, but the series got better as it progressed for me, and I loved the final book. The magic in the world sounds absolutely stunning, and I'm looking forward to reading some shape-shifting scenes! Here is my WoW!

  3. I think the cover for this book is really lovely :) I hope you love this one. Happy Reading :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles