Waiting on Wednesday: A Shiver of Light

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

 

A Shiver of LightShirver of Light

A Meredith Gentry Novel

By Laurell K. Hamilton

06 . 03 . 14

 Usually, I would post a synopsis of this book that is about to come out.  However, since this was and is such an AMAZING series–I am not going to ruin it for anyone by posting about what will happen in this latest book.  I will put the synopsis from the first up though!

I started reading this series in 2012, after the Borders Bookstore that I worked in closed and I ended up buying carts and carts of books at 90% off.  I had been looking at this series for awhile, but hadn’t gotten to them.  I started the first book, A Kiss of Shadows and could NOT put the series down.  I had thought that it was over, until I stumbled across this one on Amazon last week.  I am so excited. I really enjoyed Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series (more so in the beginning before it she went over the top with the sex scenes) and this series is just as good, possibly better (and shorter).  While this series, like the Anita Blake series, is about the paranormal interacting with our modern day world, instead of vampires, werewolves, and zombies, the Meredith Gentry novels focus on Faerie and the fae.  The writing is quick and witty, the action is tense, and the romance is swoon worthy.  I can’t wait to read this book, and am probably going to re-read all the others to hold me over until A Shiver of Light is released.

A Kiss of Shadows

A Kiss of Shadows

Meredith Gentry Novel 1

By Laurell K. Hamilton

01 . 18 . 2001

From the Back Cover: 

Enter a thrilling, sensual world as threatening as it is beautiful, replete with the consuming passions of immortal beings once worshiped as gods or demons.  Full of earthly pleasures and dazzling magic.  A Kiss of Shadows will hold you under its hypnotic spell.  

Meredith Gentry, princess of the high court of Faeries, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, working as a P.I. specializing in supernatural crime.  But now the queen’s assassin has been dispatched to fetch her back–whether she likes it or not.  Suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans.  The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world.  The reward: the crown–and the opportunity to continue to live.  The penalty of failure: death.

Other titles in this series include: 

A Caress of Twilight

 

Seduced by Moonlight

 

A Stroke of Midnight

 

Mistral’s Kiss

 

A Lick of Frost

 

Swallowing Darknessss

 

If you enjoy books about Faerie, like Julia Kagawa’s series, and urban fantasy like Keri Arthur, Karen Chance, Kim Harrison, and Devon Monk, you will love these books.

What are you waiting on…?

 

 

 

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Iron Traitor Outlined

 

The Iron Traitor

Written by Julie Kagawa

Published by Harlequin Teen

Release Date: October 29, 2013

 

Julie Kagawa delivers again!

I have been a fan of Kagawa’s writing since she released The Iron King.  Her ability to pull inspiration from myth, history, and modern life to create a story that is wholly original fascinates me.  The Iron Traitor is the latest installment in her Call of the Forgotten series, and it does not disappoint.

The Iron Traitor follows Ethan and Kierran as they race against time to save Annwyl, an exiled Summer faery, from Fading out of existence.  As they struggle to accomplish the impossible, they will bargain with friends and enemies and cross lines that should never be crossed.  Even if they save Annwyl, will it be worth the price?

The Iron Traitor is wonderfully action packed and filled monsters, magic, and romance.  I love the detail that Kagawa puts into her writing; it brings her characters and her settings to life, making them jump off the page.

One of my favorite aspects about this book are the two main characters: Ethan (on the cover of The Lost Prince)  and Kierran (on the current cover–isn’t he handsome!).  I really admire the added depth that these two parallel characters give to the novel.  As you read, you will find that their personal situations have very similar aspects and the actions and desires of one are mirrored in the other.  Yet the emotions that motivate Ethan and Kierran, and the ways in which they cope with the challenges they face highlight their differences.  I think that the interplay between the two similar and yet very different characters really makes the action compelling and intriguing, rather than simply entertaining.

For those of you who have read The Iron Fey Series, you will be excited to see some of your favorite characters return, specifically a smug cat and an adventurous trickster.

The Iron Traitor is a great read.  The only downside to this book is that I have finished it already–and now I have to wait for the next one to come out!