Waiting on Wednesday: Cast in Honor (Chronicles of Elantra #11)

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Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.com, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:CastInHonor

Cast in Honor

Chronicles of Elantra #11

by Michelle Sagara

11 . 24 . 2015

 

From Goodreads: 

In the aftermath of a vicious battle between darkness and light, the city of Elantra has emerged victorious. But Shadows continue to haunt every corner of its streets…

Elantra stands strong, but countless numbers of Hawks, the city’s staunchest protectors, were lost in the brutal attack. Humans, Barrani, Aerians, Leontines—none of the races emerged unscathed from the defense of the city. Homes were lost, families were scattered…and the outcast Barrani Lord Nightshade is missing from his castle in the fiefs.

Yet as the chaos surrounding the battle begins to wane, Private Kaylin Neya’s duties must resume, despite her grief. Called in to investigate a triple murder in a quiet part of town, Kaylin and her companions are soon embroiled in a case that is anything but routine. Evidence of the deadly Shadows that still threaten the city leads to hints of ancient, forgotten magics. And a visit to the Oracular Halls points directly to Ravellon—the heart of the Shadows and the darkness they contain.

But it is there that Lord Nightshade will be found—if he still survives.

 

Why I am waiting…

I am not entirely certain that I am waiting on this one…Don’t get me wrong, the series has been great, but I might be losing interest this late in the game.  I keep reading the books, hoping for a bit more romance, and then being a bit disappointed.  I will not be giving up though.  I will keep reading!  As it is, this cover looks even better than the last ones and the description sounds promising!

Waiting on Wednesday: Reap the Wind (Cassie Palmer #7)

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

reapthewindThis weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:

Reap the Wind

Cassie Palmer #7 

by Karen Chance

11 . 03 . 2015

From GoodReads: 

You’d think that being Chief Seer for the supernatural world would come with a few perks. But as Cassie Palmer has learned, being Pythia doesn’t mean you don’t have to do things the hard way. That’s why she finds herself on a rescue mission skipping through time—even though she doesn’t entirely understand her dimension-bending new power.

Rescuing her friend John Pritkin should have been an in and out kind of deal, but with the near-immortal mage’s soul lost in time, Cassie has to hunt for it through the ages—with Pritkin’s demon dad in tow. He’s the only one who can reverse Pritkin’s curse, but with the guardians of the time-line dead set on stopping anyone from mucking about, Cassie will have to figure out how to get her friend back without ruffling too many feathers—or causing a world-ending paradox or two…

 

Why I am waiting….

Now, with this book, it really does feel like I have been waiting forever!  The publication has bveen postponed once or twice.  I haven’t given up…it looks like it really will be coming out in November of this year.  This series had an interesting take on a lot of super-natural aspects, and characters: including Dracula and Merlin!  The series continues forward…and sideways with Karen Chance’s other series and short stories.  Each series is original, the characters are well developed, and the plots are well thought out. Hope you enjoy!

Waiting on Wednesday: Cold-Hearted Rake

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

This weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:coldhearted

Cold-Hearted Rake

New Series????

by Lisa Kleypas

10 . 27 . 2015

From GoodReads: 

A twist of fate…

Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl’s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon’s own.

A clash of wills…

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she’s ever known?

 

Why I am waiting…

If this new series is anywhere near as good as the last few series Kleypas wrote — than I have a whole new list of books to add to my can’t wait to read pile!  Kleypas has some sassy heroines –they always make for great reading.  I tore through her other series and look forward to starting this one!

Waiting on Wednesday: Closer to the Heart (Herald Spy #2)

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

This weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:closertothe heart

Closer to The Heart

Herald Spy #2

by Mercedes Lackey

10 . 06 . 2015

From GoodReads: 

Mags was a Herald of Valdemar. But he had once lived the brutal life of a child slave. When he was Chosen by his Companion Dallen, his young life was saved, and he slowly adjusted to being well fed, educated, and treasured as a trainee in the Herald’s Collegium at Haven. Singled out by the King’s Own Herald, Mags would thrive in his secret training as a spy. His unusually strong Gift—an ability to Mindspeak and Mindhear anyone, not just others who were Gifted—made him a perfect undercover agent for the king.

Sequel to Mercedes Lackey’s Closer to Home, this adventure continues Mags’s journey as Valdemar’s herald spy.

 

Why I am waiting…

Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorite authors.  I’ve reread her books so many times I have lost count.  I love that she writes all of her novels in the same universe — I hate saying goodbye to beloved characters, and this way, I don’t need to! I really enjoy that each of her main characters have slightly different gifts.  Not all of them are incredibly powerful (like Vanyel, or Mags) some (like Karal and Skiff) are just talented, compassionate, and smart.  She includes as much politics  and intrigue as adventure.  Its a great series!  October can’t come soon enough!

Waiting on Wednesday: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)

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

This weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:queenofshadows

Queen of Shadows

Throne of Glass #4

by Sarah J. Maas

09 . 01 . 2015

 

From Goodreads: 

Sarah J. Maas’s New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

 

Why I am waiting…

I have been craving a new book like this.  I haven’t found any new ones recently that I have enjoyed as much as this series.  I wanted to read a good fantasy like this enough that I reread all of the Tamora Pierce novels, the Graceling books, and Cadet of Tildor.  I was holding off rereading this series until #4 was closer to being released.  It still is not quite close enough.  Seriously though.  I am super excited for this book!

Waiting on Wednesday: Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville #14)

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

This weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:KittySavesthe world

Kitty Saves the World

Kitty Norville #14

by Carrie Vaughn

08 . 04 . 2015

From Goodreads:

The final novel in the New York Times bestselling series

It’s all come down to this, following the discoveries made by Cormac in Low Midnight, Kitty and her allies are ready to strike. But, when their assassination attempt on the evil vampire Dux Bellorum fails, Kitty finds herself running out of time. The elusive vampire lord has begun his apocalyptic end game, and Kitty still doesn’t know where he will strike.

Meanwhile, pressure mounts in Denver as Kitty and her pack begin to experience the true reach of Dux Bellorum’s cult. Outnumbered and outgunned at every turn, the stakes have never been higher for Kitty. She will have to call on allies both old and new in order to save not just her family and friends, but the rest of the world as well.

 

Why I am Waiting…

Three words: THE. FINAL. NOVEL.

This series is really good.  I have been waiting for this ultimate showdown for a while.  So far, it hasn’t turned out quite as I expected, which is actually pretty great.  I was beginning to get bored with predicting how a series would progress.  Vaughn surprised me, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with in the finale!

 

Waiting on Wednesday: Vengeance of the Demon (Kara Gillian #7)

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

Vengeance of the DemonThis weeks can’t-wait-to-read is:

Vengeance of the Demon 

Kara Gillian #7 

by Diana Rowland

04 . 07 . 2015

From GoodReads: 

Demon summoner Kara Gillian is on the wrong side of the law, and there’s evidence to prove it. Too bad the courts don’t accept “fighting demonic forces” as justification for murder and mayhem.

Yet Kara has problems that go way beyond her legal woes. When the enemy demonic lords spur their human accomplices into high gear, master summoner Katashi aggressively pursues their goal to establish a permanent gate between Earth and the demon realm. To hell with the consequences for humanity.

The line between ally and enemy blurs as Kara gathers the remnants of her posse to prevent a devastating demonic incursion, but a shattered trust may cost them the war and put Kara behind bars. With treachery rife, and her loved ones in danger, Kara must call upon the essence of who she truly is in order to rally back from a crushing loss.

And if she can’t, the world is going straight to hell

 

Why I am waiting…

So, after a while, long Contemporary Fantast series seem to loose there steam.  Diana Rowland has spun a story that seems to get more exciting with each book.  The series is still going strong and I can’t wait for this next installment. World in peril…check.  Romance…check.  Scoobies (Buffy reference, sorry)…check.  The web of intrigue keeps getting more tangled; it is hard to know which characters to trust.  However, instead of the story getting more convoluted, it is simply getting more interesting!

Waiting on Wednesday: Dead Heat (Alpha and Omega #4)

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

 

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read is:

Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4)

Dead Heat 

Alpha and Omega #4 

by Patricia Briggs 

03 . 03 . 2015

 

From GoodReads and Amazon:

THE NEW CHARLES AND ANNA NOVEL
Praised as “the perfect blend of action, romance, suspense and paranormal,”* the Alpha and Omega novels transport readers into the realm of the werewolf, where Charles Cornick and Anna Latham embody opposite sides of the shifter personality. Now, a pleasure trip drops the couple into the middle of some bad supernatural business

For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way…

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

 

Why I am waiting…

The answer is simple.  I love this author; she is simply one of the best paranormal fantasy authors out there.   All you have to do is read one of her books to be hooked forever.  Just, trust me on this one.  If anyone else out there agrees, they should back me up!

 

 

Waiting on Wednesday: The Ruby Circle (A Bloodlines Novel)

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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 Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)

 

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read is:

The Ruby Circle 

A Bloodlines Novel

by Richelle Mead

02 . 10 . 15 

 

From GoodReads: 

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here…
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

 

Why I am waiting…

I am not going to lie — I am both ecstatic that this will being coming out soon and terribly sad.  I have really enjoyed this Bloodlines series, much more than I had anticipated.  I read Mead’s Georgina Kincaid Novels first and they were phenomenal — though a bit more adult / graphic in their content than Vampire Academy Series which I also thoroughly enjoyed (I really wish that they had done a better job with the movie on that one though).

So, though I really want to know how the series is going to end — especially after the cliff hanger at the end of the last book, I simply don’t want the series to actually end.

Perhaps I will have to check out her Game Board of the Gods series after this.  I have heard some good things!

Waiting on Wednesday: Low Midnight (Kitty Norville #13)

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

 

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read is:Low Midnight (Kitty Norville, #13)

 

Low Midnight

Kitty Norville #13

by Carrie Vaughn

12 . 30 . 14

 

From GoodReads: 

Low Midnight spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty’s most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes.

In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary… a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty’s world and all who inhabit it.

With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac’s past and lays the groundwork for Kitty’s future.

 

Why I am waiting…

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!  HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?!?

Okay– craziness done.  So — somehow, this completely escaped my notice.  I am really excited to see more from Cormac’s point of view — if you are familiar with the series, then you will know why.  He really was one of my favorite characters in the very beginning of the series.  I feel like there has not been enough of him, and clearly others have felt the same way.

The series has been getting more and more intense as the war with Roman comes closer.  I cannot wait to see what the new adventures bring to light.  I am so invested in the series,  I NEED to know more about what happens.

 

Also, this has taught me that not knowing a book is coming out can be kinda great.  It means less time to wait!