Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Burning Glass & Revenge and the Wild

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Click here to join in on the fun.  I have two books I'm waiting on because I just couldn't decide between the two which to spotlight!

This week I'm waiting on Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie
Here's the description taken from Goodreads:
Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.
Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.
But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.
As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.
BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.

Why I'm Waiting
Well, pretty much the description makes it sound awesome.

Burning Glass comes out on March 1st, 2016

And I'm also waiting on Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.
Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.
But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.
This thrilling novel is a remarkable tale of danger and discovery, from debut author Michelle Modesto.

Why I'm Waiting
It's a Western!  I feel like this is a genre that really needs to grow in YA because it has so much potential.
Revenge and the Wild comes out February 2nd, 2016


  1. I hadn't heard of Burning Glass before but it sounds really good. I'm really looking forward to Revenge and the Wild, though!

    1. Fingers crossed Revenge and the Wild is as good as it sounds! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. I'm super excited about both of these! Awesome picks :)

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you think of it! Thanks for stopping by!


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