Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday *125*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight an upcoming book release we're especially looking forward to!

Here's my pick for this week:

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Expected Publication: November 22nd 2016 by Balzer+Bray

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.
FINALLY: A LGBTQIA FANTASY STORY^^  I've been waiting for a book like this for a loooong time - and it looks like I'll have to wait a while longer, considering that release date o.O  Nonetheless, I am super excited about this one! Judging from the blurb, it has an almost fairytale-feel to it which combined with magic, kindom intrigue and forbidden romance spells WIN all around. Oh and that cover is GORGEOUS. Get. On. My.Shelf!!


  1. When this cover came out recently, I didn't even read the blurb before I added it to my shelf. It's so beautiful! but the blurb looks amazing also, so I can't wait for this one. hope you enjoy it!
    here's my WoW!

  2. YESSSSSSSSS! I can't wait for this one either Micheline! I NEED IT!

  3. I second your "yay" for LGBTQ fantasy! i have yet to read a book like that but this one sounds great! I hope when you finally get this book you enjoy it! Happy reading!
    Emily @

  4. YAAAS! This sounds so good and that cover is ridiculously pretty. Great pick!

  5. New to me but hope you get a chance to read it soon, and enjoy when you do.

  6. I'm not usually drawn to this genre but the cover is so cute!

    Here's our WoW @ Lazy Book Lovers!

  7. I noticed this one on another WoW last week and was immediately intrigued! And it's high time for a big LGBTQ release in YA fantasy!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. The cover is SO great! I'll be looking out for early reviews later on in the year. Great WoW choice - I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a lovely week. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. It looks great, and I do love a fantasy. I look forward to seeing what you think when you get to read it :D

  10. I haven't decided if I'm going to read this yet, but I am certainly looking forward to seeing what people think of it closer to it's release date

  11. Yay!! I'm such a sucker for these kinds of illustrated covers with beautiful typography. And then the blurb just seals it!

  12. THIS!!!! I had no idea what the cover looked liked but now i want to read it even more! This sounds amazeballs. Great taste per the norm!
    <3 Britt

  13. Yes!!! I'm excited about this one, too!!! It sounds so interesting!!! And the cover is absolutely breathtaking. Every time I see it, I swear that I have to just stop and stare for a bit. :P

    Great pick, Micheline! :D

    Ambur, Burning Impossibly Bright

  14. I think I'll add this just because it's fantasy and LGBTQIA, Micheline. Thanks for sharing.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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