“Waiting” on Wednesday: The Sweetest Dark + Siege and Storm

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

The Sweetest Dark by Shana AbeThe Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publication date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Bantam
Add on: Goodreads

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

It’s been a very long time since I last read something placed in a different time period. This sounds like it’ll be a great story.


Siege and Storm - Leigh BardugoSiege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publication date: June 4th 2013
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

IT HAS A COVER! A gorgeous, gorgeous cover! How many more days until June!?!? Dragons are cool. (I hear there’s a pretty awesome boy that pops up haha)

Author: Kim

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0 Replies to ““Waiting” on Wednesday: The Sweetest Dark + Siege and Storm”

  1. I absolutely love historical fantasy work, so The Sweetest Dark sounds just like my read! And ahhh… I haven’t read the first book to Leigh’s series, but it is high on my to find shelf, lol. Awesome picks, ladies!

    Ellen @ Elle-Osophy
    My WOW post

  2. I have The Sweetest Dark on my WoW this week, too. 😉 And I’ve never heard of Siege and Storm — but the cover is indeed amazing. Nice picks. =) My WoW

  3. SIEGE AND STORM. Yes. I’m slightly dying for that book (as my WoW this week would indicate. lol) And The Sweetest Dark also looks like it’ll be awesome. Great picks, y’all!

    Our WoW

  4. The Sweetest Dark looks awesome. It’s one of those books that I hope live up to how awesome I think it’s going to be. I have it on my TBR list. Great choice!

    I’m sad to say I have the ARC to Siege and Storm, I just have to read the first book before I get to it.

  5. Siege & Storm is one I’m waiting for too! I love the cover.


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