14 December 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight a soon-to-be-released book that you are very much anticipating. "Waiting On" Wednesday will also give bloggers an opportunity to share ideas for our TBR lists.


Title: The Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Author: Robin Bridges
Publisher: Delacorte Books, 400 Pages (January 10th, 2012)
Preorder here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?


Title: Stolen Away
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
Publisher: Walker Children's Books, 288 Pages (January 17th, 2012)
Preorder here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository

Synopsis: For seventeen years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was only meant to rule for seven years, as Faery tradition dictates, and then give up his crown to another. But he won't comply, and now chaos threatens both worlds.


The only one who can break his stranglehold on the Faery court is his wife. . . Eloise's aunt Antonia. Using Eloise to lure Antonia, Strahan captures his wife, desperate to end the only threat to his reign. Now Eloise must become the rescuer. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, she must forge alliances with other Fae, including a gorgeous protector named Lucas, and Strahan's mysterious son, Eldric—who may or may not betray them.

I'm not a huge fan of historical novels, but when I see St. Petersburg, Russia 1888, something sparked an interest and made me read the rest of the synopsis and the rest of the synopsis makes me want to read this book! Then, I'm a huge fan of stories about Fae and the land of Faery. I'm looking forward to seeing if Eldric is out to betray Eloise and her friends. What are your thoughts on these two?


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5 comments:

  1. Really like the cover for the second one! So gorgeous!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to both of your WoW's. Stolen Away more so than Gathering Storm.

    My WoW:
    http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-2-dreaming-awake.html

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  3. The Gathering Storm was a pretty good read. I loved the historical courts!

    Mad Scientist @ Steampunkery & Book Reviews

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  4. I think The Gathering Storm is on Netgalley if you are interested !

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