Charmed Deception by Eilis O'Neal & Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith (Waiting on Wednesday)

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

I have two picks today. For my first pick, it's the second book from an author who's debut, The False Princess, I loved and so I'm highly anticipating this one. The second has an amazing cover and just sounds really interesting, but what pulled me in the most is it's written by the author of Sekret. Here they are:

Charmed DeceptionCharmed Deception
by Eilis O'Neal
YA Fantasy
October 27th 2015 by Egmont USA


The author of The False Princess returns with an exciting fantasy about a girl who discovers that she possesses magic in a society where women are imprisoned for that gift. This novel of growing up, taking risks, finding friendship and romance is perfect for fans of Shannon Hale's Books of Bayern series and Jessica Day George's The Twelve Dancing Princesses series.

Sable is the daughter of a talented and powerful wizard in a land where women arenot allowed to use, or even possess, magic on pain of imprisonment or even death. Late one night, she sees a ghostly figure--a beautiful girl her own age. But the girl is not a ghost--she has been locked away for possessing a powerful and unusual magic, a magic so extraordinary that she can send her image hundreds of miles away to findsomeone who can see her. This girl needs help desperately--but how can Sable aid her without risking her position, her safety, and her life?

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by Lindsay Smith
YA Fantasy
Hardcover & ebook, 400 pages
October 6th 2015 by Roaring Brook Press


A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.

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

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