Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (83)

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 Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (6/17/14):

Description (from Goodreads):
The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
Why I’m Waiting:
I think the question should be: why wouldn’t I be waiting? Books 1 and 2 were epic. So epic that just reading the summary of book 3 has me inching towards my bookshelves, craving a serious binge re-reading session. These books are just so good. There’s this whole fantasy world/ culture/ mythology to it that I have never seen before in any other YA novel. The characters are unbelievable. The world is scary and fascinating. And the story is begging to have one seriously amazing conclusion. Also, I love that all the covers cohesively fit together. This one is red, but the style remains the same, and I love that the publishers didn’t feel the need to change them mid series. Success!

1 comment:

  1. Ahh this is of course a popular one this week! I seriously cannot wait for this either :D I have no doubt this conclusion will be amazing.
    Great pick :)

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