Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday #36: The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard & Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where bloggers can rant and rave about any upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. For my addition, I will be spotlighting an upcoming book AND sometimes I will throw in a video game release that I am dying to get my hands on!

 

 

 

 

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This week in WoW, I’m featuring a couple kick a$$ novels with strong female leads! Check out my top picks this week!

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Picks:

 

 

 

The Almost Girl book cover
The Almost Girl
Author: Amalie Howard
Expected publication: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Pages: 416
Add it: Goodreads
Grab It: Amazon

Overview:

Seventeen-year-old Riven is as tough as they come. Coming from a world ravaged by a devastating android war, she has to be. There’s no room for softness, no room for emotion, no room for mistakes. A Legion General, she is the right hand of the young Prince of Neospes, a parallel universe to Earth. In Neospes, she has everything: rank, responsibility and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to find his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited back to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.

Thrown out of her comfort zone but with the mindset of a soldier, Riven has to learn how to be a girl in a realm that is the opposite of what she knows. Riven isn’t prepared for the beauty of a world that is unlike her own in so many ways. Nor is she prepared to feel something more than indifference for the very target she seeks. Caden is nothing like Cale, but he makes something in her come alive, igniting a spark deep down that goes against every cell in her body. For the first time in her life, Riven isn’t sure about her purpose, about her calling. Torn between duty and desire, she must decide whether Caden is simply a target or whether he is something more.

Faced with hideous reanimated Vector soldiers from her own world with agendas of their own, as well as an unexpected reunion with a sister who despises her, it is a race against time to bring Caden back to Neospes. But things aren’t always as they seem, and Riven will have to search for truth. Family betrayals and royal coups are only the tip of the iceberg. Will Riven be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?

 

 

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This sounds absolutely INSANE! OMG…WANT. The Almost Girl has me salivating….I mean really, how could you not want to read about a girl who’s A Legion General…IN a parallel WORLD???!!! Yes please and thank you….
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Midnight Thief book cover
The Midnight Thief
Author: Livia Blackburne
Expected publication: July 8, 2014
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 368
Add it: Goodreads
Grab It: Amazon

Overview:

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.(

 

 

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The Midnight Thief sounds like an amazing début! This reminds me –in some strange way — of Throne of Glass. I don’t know, maybe it has something to do with the MC being a not so prim and proper girl, who works for assassins, and falls for a palace knight?????????? Sounds legit right????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what about you? What games or books are you waiting on?

   
 

 

 

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