Waiting on Wednesday: ROAR & The Midnight Star

Jill at Breaking the Spine started Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) as a way for bloggers and book lovers to share the books they're more anticipating. Come back each Wednesday for posts about "the" books that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Nancy's WoW

I have always been a fan of fantasy and Cora Carmack. Put them both together and what do you get? ROAR!!! Just look at this gorgeous cover. It is insanely beautiful and just when you think that is enough. You read the synopsis and go GA-GA! Well I know I did and I cannot wait for this lovely book to reach my grabby loving hands. I know I cannot be the only waiting on this upcoming novel. Who here is with me?   
Stealing Storms, Book 1
Coming 05/23/17

New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut: the start of a captivating new YA fantasy/romance series perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and Victoria Aveyard

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. 

She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. 

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master...

Christy's WoW

I have to credit Marie Lu for meeting Nancy (that's the event we met at) so her books will always have a special place in my heart. It helps that I am the biggest Adelina fan! Who else is waiting on next Tuesday?

by Marie Lu
Release Date: October 11th 2016

The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from “hit factory” Marie Lu.

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved.

Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina's story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.


  1. OOh nice! Saw a lot of Roar the other day! Will have to look further into that one! And yay Midnight Star! I still need to read TRS, but I can't wait to binge the ending!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I waited and binged, too. Now I can't wait for The Midnight Star!

  2. I am dying for Roar! I read the excerpt the other day and I was so intrigued!

    1. Nancy is so so excited for this one. She couldn't wait to add it this week!


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