Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (24)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week, I am waiting on Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce (10/1/13):

Description on GoodReads:
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Tamora Pierce returns to the magical world of Winding Circle.

On their way to the first Circle temple in Gyongxi, mages Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy pay a visit to the emperor's summer palace. Although treated like royalty when they first arrive, the mages soon discover that the emperor plans to invade Gyongxi, posing a fatal threat to the home temple of the Living Circle religion. Accompanied by one of the emperor's prize captives, the three mages rush to Gyongxi to warn its citizens of the impending attack. With the imperials hot on their trail, Briar, Rosethorn, and Evvy must quickly help the country prepare for battle. But even with the help of new allies, will their combined forces be enough to fight the imperial army and win the war?
So, I never enjoyed these books as much the Tortall ones. Or, I guess the more appropriate way of putting it is: I’ve reread all of Pierce’s books that take place in the Tortall universe, possibly hundreds of times. I’ve only read the Circle of Magic books all once. However, I will continue to read, purchase, and own all things written by Tamora Pierce. This author is a large reason for why I love reading as much as I do. I remember taking her books with me to school, and reading them instead of paying attention in class. Okay, so this was probably not the best idea, but still. Pierce’s characters feel like old friends. And my favorite character in this particular series is Briar, so a book all about Briar is a book I’m anxiously anticipating! It doesn’t have my favorite cover, mostly because I love the other new covers in this series and this one strays from the commonalities completely. However, I do not care. Tamora Pierce is one of the best YA fantasy writers out there, and I will always be waiting on her newest book!
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. How did I miss that there's a new Tamora book? I was SO excited, but then I saw it was the circle books, which I totally DNFed. I might try again. I need to just push through them, because it bothers me that I will just leave some of her stuff unread. Basically, I don't know. Opinion?

  2. I have never read anything by Tamora Pierce, which is totally ridiculous. There are just so many books, I'm not really sure where to start.