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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #139

 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.
 
Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunter, #8)
 
Summary:
 
Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 384 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: September 1st 2015 by Berkley Sensation
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I am such a huge fan of this series and I look forward to reading a new book every year so much that I'm sure Mr. Turning the Pages gets quite tired of me blathering on about them but I can't help it. The fact that this one is finally going to delve into the enigma that is Naasir is doubly exciting! September can't come fast enough.
 
The Conqueror's Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great
 
Summary:
 
We are the women who loved Alexander the Great. We were lovers and murderers, innocents and soldiers.
And without us, Alexander would have been only a man.
Instead he was a god.

330s, B.C.E., Greece: Alexander, a handsome young warrior of Macedon, begins his quest to conquer the ancient world. But he cannot ascend to power, and keep it, without the women who help to shape his destiny.

His spirited younger half-sister, Thessalonike, yearns to join her brother and see the world. Instead, it is Alexander's boyhood companion who rides with him into war while Thessalonike remains behind. Far away, crafty princess Drypetis will not stand idly by as Alexander topples her father from Persia's throne. And after Alexander conquers her tiny kingdom, Roxana, the beautiful and cunning daughter of a minor noble, wins Alexander’s heart…and will commit any crime to secure her place at his side.

Within a few short years, Alexander controls an empire more vast than the civilized world has ever known. But his victories are tarnished by losses on the battlefield and treachery among his inner circle. And long after Alexander is gone, the women who are his champions, wives, and enemies will fight to claim his legacy…
  
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 496 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: December 1st 2015 by NAL
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
This is another author whom I look forward to reading a new book from every year. Stephanie Thornton is in the top 3 on the list of my favourite historical fiction authors. She brings history's most powerful women back to life every time she pens a new novel and I can't wait to see what she does in her new book, again December can't get here too soon.
 
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #138

 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.
 
Ash & Bramble
 
Summary:
 
When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.
   
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 464 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: September 15th 2015 by HarperTeen  
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I'm a fan of retellings and this one sounds like a unique take on Cinderella.
 
A Madness So Discreet
 
Summary:
 
Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.
  
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 384 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: October 6th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love a good bit of young adult historical fiction and love it even more so when coupled with a mystery.
 
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