Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #140 - Snow Like Ashes & The Jewel
Snow Like Ashes
(Snow Like Ashes #1)
by Sara Raasch
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Publication Date: October 14th 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062286925

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A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny. (Goodreads)
The Jewel
by Amy Ewing
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Publication Date: September 2nd 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062235794

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The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty––because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence . . . and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for. (Goodreads)

Can I first say that both of these books have amazingly gorgeous covers??
And the stories sound pretty awesome as well.
I can't wait to read both of these!!

What are you Waiting for this week??

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  1. OOh nice! These are new to me but I love the covers!! So gorgeous!

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  2. Snow Like Ashes sounds so good! I've had my eye on it for a while too :) I love fantasy, and I'm so excited when debut authors write new fantasy books!

    I hadn't heard of The Jewel at all (yet) but the description kind of reminds me of Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - could be really interesting to pick it up for that reason and see Amy Ewing's take on a similar issue!

    Great picks, Christy!

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  3. Snow Like Ashes sounds so good! I had to add it to my tbr right away! :)

  4. Both of these covers are SO GORGEOUS!! And the stories sound awesome, too.

  5. Both have amazing covers, great picks.

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  6. Yes Yes yEs YeS!! Snow Like Ashes is a must! I, as well, can not wait for this book! I actually posted it for one of my W.o.W's a couple of weeks ago :)
    NICE PICKS Christy!!! xoxo
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