Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (188)

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 Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen (10/11/16):

Description on Goodreads:
Jae is a slave in a dying desert world.

Once verdant with water from a magical Well, the land is drying up, and no one remembers the magic needed to keep the water flowing. If a new source isn’t found soon, the people will perish. Jae doesn’t mind, in a way. By law, she is bound by a curse to obey every order given her, no matter how vile. At least in death, she’ll be free.

Lord Elan’s family rules the fading realm. He comes to the estate where Jae works, searching for the hidden magic needed to replenish the Well, but it’s Jae who finds it, and she who must wield it. Desperate to save his realm, Elan begs her to use it to locate the Well.

But why would a slave—abused, beaten, and treated as less than human—want to save the system that shackles her? Jae would rather see the world burn.

Though revenge clouds her vision, she agrees to help if the kingdom’s slaves are freed. Then Elan’s father arrives. The ruler’s cruelty knows no limits. He is determined that the class system will not change—and that Jae will remain a slave forever.
Why I’m Waiting:
Well, this sounds totally awesome. I’m not sure I’ve read a story like this one before. I’ve also been seriously loving desert settings lately. I already need to know what will happen to Jae, and that is only after reading the description.
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. DESERT SETTINGS ARE THE BEST^^ This one's new to me but I love the sound of it. Awesome pick Nori and thanks for sharing :D

  2. That sounds awesome!!! Thank you for putting it on my radar :) Adding to my TBR now!
    Here's my WoW.