Waiting on Wednesday: Ruin and Rising



“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The weeks pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” is:


ruin and rising

Ruin and Rising

The Grisha Trilogy; Book 3

by Leigh Bardugo

06 . 17 . 14


From Amazom: 

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.
Ruin and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy.
Why I am waiting…
The first time that I read Leigh Bardugo, I was killing some time between appointments in a Barnes and Noble. I picked up Shadow and Bone, and instantly, I was enthralled in Bardugo’s story–so much so that even after the appointment I was waiting on cancelled, I stayed in the cafe to finish the book. Then I bought it because I knew I would want to read it again later.  Its not surprising that this series has become so popular, or that Leigh Bardugo is now a New York Times Bestselling Author.
I think that this is a very interesting series.  (Once again, I am bemoaning that fact that I was born too early–I love all the fantasy, especially the YA Fantasy novels, that have come out in the last few years.  Its so much more popular now! ) Anyways…the characters were engaging, the plot is an original twist on the standard fantasy plots, and I really enjoyed the writing.  To top it off, the cover art is fantastic–it is spot on for the style of the novel.  I cannot wait until this next installment comes out!!
Hope you enjoy the recommendation!
What are you waiting on…? 

Waiting on Wednesday: A City of Heavenly Fire



“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


The weeks pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” is:


City of Heavenly Fire

The Mortal Instruments: Book Six

by Cassandra Clare

05 . 27 . 14


From Amazon: 


Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Timesbestselling Mortal Instruments series.

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance…

Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?


Why I am waiting: 

I started this series after watching the movie that came out.  I thought the movie was okay, and figured that since the book is usually better, I should give it a try.  It took me a little bit of time to get into Clare’s writing style,but once I did, I really enjoyed the book.  I thought that the premise for the novels was really interesting, and I kinda liked that Clary was a little nerdy.  I tore through the series, and simply want to see how it is going to end.


What are you waiting on….? 


Ps. This is a super short post for 2 reasons: 1) I had work from 5AM until 2PM and then read Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (which was awesome, so being super tired is well worth it), and 2) One of my cats, Hazy, has decided that he can climb my wall to wall book shelves and is currently hanging off of them pulling books off one by one, because sometimes he likes to be a jerk.