Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.
I am hitting this week solo. The blog is mine today. (No you aren’t. I decided to post after all and leave this so you look like a goofball.)
This week, I am featuring a middle grade fantasy series. The cover looks lovely, and the plot seems to hold a whole heap of promise. The author has a dragon series out right now, a series I have not read quite yet. I am curious about the author’s writing style.
Kara here. I almost didn’t post this week. I had a migraine and I was really lacking in motivation but it’s gotten a little better so I decided to post. This week I am featuring a new YA book from Jenny Trout, better known as Jennifer Armintrout, a huge backer of bloggers and snarker of Fifty Shades of Grey. I am excited to see how she spins and continues a classic Shakespeare play with a twist.
Title: One Realm Beyond
Author: Donita K. Paul
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Description from AmazonCantor D’Ahma has waited his whole life for this day. Born with a gift, the young Realm Walker is finally ready to leave his elderly mentor and accept his role as protector and defender of the realms. But mere hours after he first steps through a portal, Cantor discovers that his job will be more dangerous and difficult than he ever imagined. The realms are not as safe as they once were, and members of the Realm Walkers Guild have become corrupt and can no longer be trusted. To make matters worse, his first assignment—finding a dragon to assist him on his quest—has led him to one who is clearly inept. With the help of his new friends Bixby and Dukmee, Cantor must uncover the secrets of the corrupt Guild before they become too powerful to be stopped. But can his skills progress in time? And will Cantor remember where his true allegiance lies?
Description from Goodreads: Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure, and the chance to avenge his father’s death.
In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price…
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