Waiting on Wednesday: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson & Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen

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

I've got two vastly different books from my can't-wait-for list today. One is a YA fantasy and the other a Christian historical romance. Here they are:

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)The Heart of Betrayal
(The Remnant Chronicles #2)
by Mary E. Pearson
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, 470 pages
July 7th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.

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Lady MaybeLady Maybe
by Julie Klassen
Christian Historical Romance
Paperback, 400 pages
July 7th 2015 by Berkley


In the new novel by the three-time Christy Award-winning author of The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, a woman’s startling secrets lead her into unexpected danger and romance in Regency England… 

One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness…

Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie.

But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.
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Are either of these on your list?


  1. Lady Maybe sounds good, I hope you like it! :)

  2. I still haven't read the first book in Mary E Pearsons series yet but it's on my list. I love the cover though.

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  3. I'm not really a Christian book reader, but I love that cover of Lady Maybe! I may try to find an audiobook version of this book - it sounds so eery! I love it. :D

  4. Already have The Heart of Betrayal preordered...July is just taking too long to get here!! *heavy sigh*

  5. Doesn't it? her writing and characterizations are really good, so I should definitely like it.

  6. I think the cover is gorgeous. It should be an exciting second book and I'm hoping it won't feel like the second book.

  7. It sounds so good!!! I love how she mixes up her plots. There's always some mystery to them.

  8. That beginning hinting at a past and how she comes too... Yeah, should be really good. :)

  9. Me too, Heather. There is so much that can happen in this second book and I know tension is going to be pretty high so I'm looking forward to finding out what will be happening next.

  10. They both should be really good.


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