Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights exciting up and coming releases.
My pick for this week:
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Release date: 9th August 2016
The first in a new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author.
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
Why am I excited?
I’ve only read one book by Jay Kristoff, and that was Illuminae, which he co-wrote with Amie Kaufman, and that is one of my favourite books of all time! I am so excited to read more of his writing, and Nevernight sounds like an amazing book!
What releases are you waiting on?