Waiting on Wednesday [#40]

I feel like I’ve hit an achievement guys: it’s study break for uni next week which means I’m well on my way towards finishing the semester. I’m definitely ready to put away the scholarly brains for a bit, I can tell you that. ANYWAY. I hope you’re all having a lovely week so far – I am! I’ve ticked more assessments off, I’ve had the inaugural read-along for The Dragon’s Hoard box, and I’ve read some great books. I’m also one book away from finishing my Goodreads challenge (WHICH IS AMAZING).

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the SpineIt’s a tremendously fun thing to be because you have an excuse to gallivant through the 2016 releases (and probably buy far too many books). It’s also fantastic fun to head over to the official page and check out the link up to what everyone else is waiting on!


This week I’m waiting on . . .

by Anna Banks

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 368 {hardback}

The princess didn’t expect to fall in love–with her nemesis.
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora’s gift could save Tarik’s kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?

RELEASE DATE: 4th October 2016

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A couple of years back I tried Banks’ The Syrena Legacy series and really enjoyed the first book. Admittedly, I haven’t actually gone back to read the rest of the series but I’m sure I’ll get there one day. The title of the book definitely intrigues me here, but I can’t decide if I actually like the cover or not. It’s quite . . . odd. I’d love to know if the model was actually painted all silver for this.

Nonetheless, I’m all for this idea of a plague killing of the citizens in this kingdom and a princess escaping. Not to mention magical powers and a forbidden love story. I mean, really, this book is ticking all the boxes. I definitely want to give this one a go when it comes out – which is quite soon!


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Other books by Banks . . . 

Of Poseidon
book 1 in The Syrena Legacy

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 324 {hardback}


Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 288 {hardback}

Degrees of Wrong
written under pen name: Anna Scarlett

Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Published: August 2012
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages: 272 {paperback}

How to Lose a Bachelor

Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Bliss)
Pages: 256 {paperback}

 What are you waiting on?

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


3 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday [#40]

  1. I have this book on my to-read list as well. I’m not too sure on the cover either but the sound of the blurb has convinced me I need to read it once it’s released anyways. I haven’t actually read any of Anna Banks’s books but maybe if I enjoy this one I can check out her other works!
    Great pick for this week. 🙂

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