Waiting on Wednesday: Heir of Fire & The Book of Life

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here are my WOW picks this week:

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Heir of Fire 
(Throne of Glass #3)
by Sarah J. Maas
YA Fantasy
September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens


Summary

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

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The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)The Book of Life 
(All Souls Trilogy #3)
by Deborah Harkness
Adult Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
July 15th 2014 by Viking Adult

Summary

The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

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Why can't I wait to read these? Well Maas' Throne of Glass series is just awesome! Need I say more? Then I have totally been sucked into Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy. That first book was so good! I do have to warn my readers that this series isn't what I would consider clean, but it has fabulous story-telling and characters.

What do you think? Are either of these on your can't-wait-to-read list?







18 comments

  1. So excited for this....I haven't finished the other ones yet, but I am loving this series so far!!!

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  2. I've been meaning to get into both of these series for a while now... The covers are both absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I never really got into the Throne of Glass series but I guess I should give it another try. Book of Life seems interesting too. Great picks!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  4. Heir of Fire is going to be awesome. I hope it lives to up your expectations. The other one has a nice cover.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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  5. I feel like everyones been reading Heir of Fire and i am just DYING to get my hands on it, i cant wait to read it!! :) Nemo @ blame it on the book

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  6. Can't wait foe Heir of Fire! <3

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  7. Very excited for Heir of Fire. I have only read Discovery of Witches, not the second book, but I heard that it's great and very grounded in history.
    Love that you picked two green covers :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  8. Heir of Fire…cannot wait!!! I read Discovery of Witches forever ago, so I need to reread it and then read the second one. Great picks! ~Pam

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  9. great picks! You've brought these books to my attention.

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  10. I'm glad you are loving it. I definitely did!

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  11. They are both really good. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. You know, everyone doesn't connect the same to every book and that's okay. The second book (Crown of Midnight) gets pretty intense. I kind of have a thing for assassins (like in Poison Study), so that's one thing I have loved about this series.

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  13. I so agree! The second book exceeded my expectations and so I think if the author keeps that quality of writing and intensity up that there is no way I'll be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I got declined for that one, which was such a bummer, but that's okay. I'll just have to wait for release day.

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  15. It's going to be sooo good!

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  16. Lol! I didn't even pick up the two green covers. My favorite color is green...

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  17. The second one is so amazingly done with the historical setting! You should read it! :)

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