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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #122

 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.
 
Plague Land: A Murder Mystery
 
Summary:
 
Oswald de Lacy was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Despatched to a monastery at the age of seven, sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the Plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He finds the years of pestilence and neglect have changed the old place dramatically, not to mention the attitude of the surviving peasants.

Yet some things never change. Oswald's mother remains the powerful matriarch of the family, and his sister Clemence simmers in the background, dangerous and unmarried.

Before he can do anything, Oswald is confronted by the shocking death of a young woman, Alison Starvecrow. The ambitious village priest claims that Alison was killed by a band of demonic dog-headed men. Oswald is certain this is nonsense, but proving it by finding the real murderer is quite a different matter. Every step he takes seems to lead Oswald deeper into a dark maze of political intrigue, family secrets and violent strife.

And then the body of another girl is found.

Sarah Sykes brilliantly evokes the landscape and people of medieval Kent in this thrillingly suspenseful debut."
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 336 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: February 15th 2015 by Pegasus Books
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love reading books set in medieval England, and I love how dark the story sounds.
 
Mist of Midnight (Daughters of Hampshire, #1)
 
Summary:
 
In the first of a brand new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands.

Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family in the Indian Mutiny, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England. Upon her return, people are surprised to see her… and highly suspicious. Less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca’s name, but her home and incomes.

That pretender died within months of her arrival; the servant fled to London as the young woman was hastily buried at midnight. The locals believe that perhaps she, Rebecca, is the real imposter. Her home and her father’s investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield, who quickly took over. Against her best intentions, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives–does he love her or does he just want Headbourne House? If Luke is simply after the property, as everyone suspects, would she suffer a similar fate as the first “Rebecca”?

A captivating Gothic love story set against a backdrop of intrigue and danger, Mist of Midnight will leave you breathless.
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 352 pages (Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: March 10th 2015 by Howard Books
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
I love a good gothic love story and can't wait to read the first book in this new series.
 
What are you waiting on?
 
 
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8 comments:

  1. Both of these sound really good. I like historicals and gothic stories too. Both of these are also new to me so thanks for sharing. Great picks :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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  2. Plague Land sounds very cool - I'll have to check that one out.

    Here's my WOW

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  3. Great picks! Hope you enjoy them :)
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  4. Both of these look really good! But Plague land sounds very intriguing :)

    Here’s My WoW
    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

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  5. Great waits Kimberly, I'm waiting on The new Kylie Scott Stage Dive Novel Lead :)
    see even grandmas can rock n roll ;)

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  6. I probably would have scrolled past these books while browsing myself, yes I judge books by their covers :3 But I actually like the blurbs, I might give them a go when they release.

    My WoW

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