Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where book bloggers get together & spotlight an upcoming release we're especially looking forward to!
Here's my pick this week:
The Immortal Crown by Richelle MeadSome of you may remember me being kind of all over the place when it came to the first book in this series (Gameboard of the Gods) but that doesn't mean I'm not curious to see what direction Richelle Mead plans to take her adult dystopian series next. I'm hoping some of the issues I had with book 1 will be resolved and that the sequel will offer more information on the world...and it's mythology.
Age of X #2
Expected Publication: May 29th by Dutton Adult
Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect—special humans marked by the divine—are turning against one another in bloody fashion.
Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.
Meanwhile, Mae—grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine—has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission—and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.
What are you waiting on this week? Link me up!