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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #138

 
 
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.
 
An Ember in the Ashes
 
Summary:
 
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier— and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

Vow your blood and body to the empire.

Keep your heart for yourself.
  
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 464 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: April 28th 2015 by Razorbill
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
Love the cover and the premise of the story is so detailed and intriguing I can hardly wait for April to roll around to get my copy of this one.
 
Zodiac (Zodiac, #1)
 
Summary:
 
At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.
  
Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 336 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: December 9th 2014 by Razorbill
 
Why I'm Waiting:
 
Another case of cover lover for me, plus I like the whole galaxy inspired by the zodiac signs bit quite a lot.
 
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14 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, the cover is so beautiful <3 I'm just in love with it.

    I also love your blog. Just found it on Breaking the spine... So I stay here as a new reader :)

    Greetings from Germany xoxo

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  2. Great choices! Both of these books sound great and are also on my TBR!

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  3. Right? An Ember in the Ashes looks (and sounds) amazing, needs to hurry up! ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  4. Both of these are books I can't wait to read. Great picks!
    My WoW

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  5. I wasn't familiar with An Ember in the Ashes until recently, but it sounds fantastic. I picked up a copy of Zodiac at BEA, but I've not gotten around to reading it yet. I need to do something about that soon!

    My WoW

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  6. These both look awesome! Gorgeous covers and blurbs. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: “NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT”

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  7. Never heard of the book but will try to read it when it comes out :D

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  8. I can't wait to read AN EMBER IN THE ASHES. I have an ARC of it, and hopefully will get to it soon.

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  9. Both these books look so interesting! I definitely have to add them to my list!

    Here's mine: http://thereadingcloset.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/waiting-on-wednesday-last-call-cocktail-series-2-5

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  10. I'm so excited for AN EMBER IN THE ASHES too!!! It's at the top of my 2015 tbr. ZODIAC sounds like a really good one. I'll have to add that to my list!

    Here's mine :)

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  11. Gaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, I can't wait to read Ember! I've seen a ton of glowing reviews so I'm all like O_O Plus fantasy!

    I've actually read Zodiac - my review is HERE. I'll be giving away a copy in December!

    I hope you enjoy the books when you read them! Have a fabulous day :)

    Check out my WoW post!

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  12. Both of these are at the top of my TBR list! The signs in the Zodiac look so interesting to me, and then Ember in the Ashes just seems like there's so much going on, and has a scholar for a main character? Heck yeah!

    My WoW this Week: Firefight

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  13. I was reading a review on An Ember In The Ashes earlier. The cover of it is so gorgeous. I seem to be getting a little more into fantasy, at least wanting to, with all of these amazing fantasy books coming out. This one sounds really fascinating, it's not every day you read about a place similar to ancient Rome, which I assume it's getting at in the summary. :)

    My WoW pick is Vicious (Pretty Little Liars #16) by Sara Shepard despite not actually having read all the books yet. Here's the link:


    Waiting On Wednesday

    --Amber

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