Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Breaking the Spine where book bloggers feature an upcoming release we are eagerly anticipating. 

Title: Snow Like Ashes

Author: Sara Raasch

Release Date: October 14, 2014

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

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.


This pick is a little bitter sweet. I found this book on another blog; the blogger had received an ARC and had posted a review. Immediately I knew I wanted to read the book. The synopsis. THE COVER. How could you not? But then I read the review. The blogger kindly spoiled numerous pieces of the book, one of which I am assuming was meant to be a really big reveal, with no warning. I'm still upset. Book bloggers, especially book bloggers lucky enough to receive ARCs and who are reviewing the book before it has actually be released should know better. But nonetheless I am very excited to read this book. I love fantasy stories and this one sounds fantastic.

Did I mention the cover? Isn't it beautiful? I really love this cover.

6 comments:

  1. So excited for this one as well! It has a beautiful cover and story retellings are the best!

    Here's my WoW

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  2. I'm really excited about this one too. Thanks for sharing. Here's my Waiting on Wednesday

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  3. It's a very cool cover - unique too it feels like. I also hate spoilers --- that's why I prefer short reviews.....and I why I write them. Because if said everything I wanted to say --- there would definitely be spoilers! Here's my link:
    http://fortheartofit.blogspot.com/2014/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  4. I found this in a WoW a few weeks back. Looks good and sounds good. Nice pick, and thanks for stepping by and sharing!

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  5. Aw man. :( Spoilers are not nice. There should always be a warning if they're included in a review. Most people don't want to be spoiled! This is a great pick, though. I can't wait to read it!

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  6. Great choice! I'm looking forward to reading this one too. Thanks for stopping by last week!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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