I am super excited to share this weeks “Waiting on Wednesday” with all you lovely BOOK-aholics out there! I am in such a fantasy mood that when I came across todays choice I jumped up and down and then wanted to make you all jump up and down too!
This Wednesday’s choice comes from the publishers Balzer + Bray and we all know they never disappoint!
“The Burning Sky” by Sherry Thomas
Expected Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Publishers: Balzer + Bray
It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…
Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.
Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he’s also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to revenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.
But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.
Who could say no to a synopsis that starts out with “it all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightening …” BEST OPENING STATEMENT EVER! There are so many possibilities that could come out of this! But for me it was definitely the “high fantasy” setting and storyline and definitely the romantic implications between Titus and Iolanthe (; The cover art also caught my eye while I was searching for some new up and coming fantasy novels on goodreads.com (seriously that site is just feeding my addiction to books lol!). So basically I went for the cover art and stayed for the high fantasy romantic plot twists! I’m interested to see the magical elements of this book as well; how is the author going to create a believable world were magic exists without exhausting resources already used by authors before? I find with fantasy if I haven’t been captivated by the first 100 pages than I get bored easily. I’m all for background story or even multiple points of views but make sure I am invested in something to stay throughout the rest of the book. Although I must say, the devastating life or love choice that is going to be occurring throughout the novel between Titus and Iolanthe will keep me fully engulfed in this novel for sure.