Waiting on Wednesday #34

Posted July 31, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Lyn, Waiting on Wednesday / 20 Comments

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
Publisher: Zondervan

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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?

Title: Such Sweet Sorrow
Author: Jenny Trout 
Release Date: February 4th, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Description from GoodreadsNever 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…

What did you list this week? Leave a link!

20 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #34

  1. One Realm Beyond sounds really interesting with its portals and dragons and corrupt Guild and such.

    Such Sweet Sorrow is an interesting premise. I really like what Entangled Teen has been putting out, but it can be hard to get Shakespeare characters right. I’ll definitely be on the lookout.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better, Kara. Migraines are the worst. Great picks!
    Natflix&Books’ WoW

  2. Such Sweet Sorrow sounds really good, although the cover is reminding me of another book (dang it I can’t remember the title!) Mixing Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet and sticking them in the underworld?? Brilliant.

    And I’m loving the cover for One Realm Beyond, although I don’t read a lot of MG books.

    Here’s my WOW.

  3. Amy

    Such Sweet Sorrow sounds really good. I hadn’t heard of the other one, but it sounds really interesting too. I love MG books. Great picks ladies!!

  4. Oh no! I hope you’ve been feeling better from that migraine. I like how you left Lyn’s comment up there lol. Why does Jennifer Armentrout have so many different pen names? I’m a little confused, especially when her other books have written on the covers that it’s her, the #1 NYT Bestselling author, but not this one. At either rate, I hope that the author’s writing style works out for you (dragons! the plot! the beautiful cover!), Lyn, and that the Shakespeare retelling/twist works out for you, Kara!

  5. Such Sweet Sorrow sounds like my kind of read – I love Shakespeare, and the strange mythology sounds really good. It isn’t always good to read new stories based on classic characters, though, but if it’s done right it can certainly be pretty awesome.

    I hope you’re feeling better Kara!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  6. HOW HAVE I MISSED SUCH SWEET SORROW. That book both sounds and looks freaking fantastic. I admit I am readily swayed by giant monters – be they dragons or leviathans – but this has just ratcheted up my “I need this NOW” list. The Shakespeare homage/twist.. well, it makes me a tad nervous but I will be keenly awaiting SSS.

  7. Such Sweet Sorrow sounds… interesting? I dunnoooo it seems so RANDOM haahaha – Hamlet and Romeo? Whaaaat? xD But it kind of has potential too. I hope you read that one so that I can check out your review xD

    • It does sound random and that’s why I am so interested! I don’t have a contact with Entangled Teen so I probably won’t get an ARC unless it goes up on NetGalley unfortunately. 🙁

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