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Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting On Wednesday hosted by Breaking The Spine

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Set For Release On: April 8th, 2014

Summary From GoodreadsSea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.


This is another book that I hadn’t heard of until the Cover Snark feature that Christina at A Reader of Fictions does, and I am so glad I did! First off, I’ll be trying to get the UK cover which is the one shown above, because I would love to have that on my shelves. Secondly, emperors always make me think Asia, specifically Japan, and while this is Fantasy and likely set in a completely different world, I’m still excited by the possibilities of that type of culture being infused with the fantastic. Thirdly, and finally, while there are a decent number of books about twin sisters, not many are done in this kind of setting/genre/storyline and I really am looking forward to seeing how that dynamic works.

Does Sea of Shadows appeal to you? What do you think the setting will be like? What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave a link to your own WoW post and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday! ^.^

7 responses

  1. That is a very impressive cover – I’m feeling a bit ambivalent about the blurb though…bits of it sound right up my alley, but I’m afraid the execution might not live up to my expectations..I’ll put it on my list anyway 🙂

    January 22, 2014 at 1:55 am

  2. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    I soooo cannot wait to read that one either! I love Kelley Armstrong!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    January 22, 2014 at 5:56 am

  3. I’ve read this one and certain parts do have an Asian feel to it. It was pretty good but I’m waiting for the next book to see if it kicks up a notch too.
    That version of the cover is really pretty!

    January 22, 2014 at 8:29 am

    • I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it already! I’ll get it for the cover alone, can’t resist pretty covers for my shelves… no I don’t have a problem. >.>

      January 22, 2014 at 8:23 pm

  4. Anonymous

    I do like this cover more than the one on mine. Great pick! Can’t wait to read it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s WoW

    January 22, 2014 at 8:37 am

  5. I’ve been really curious about this one. It does seem like it would have some Asian elements to it. Great pick!

    January 23, 2014 at 12:12 am

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