Wednesday, April 26, 2017

On My Wishlist: Second books in a fantasy series...

Haven't done one of these in a while...

Ever the Brave
by Erin Summerill
Series: Clash of Kingdoms #2
Published: December 5,17
Publisher: HMH Publishers for Young Readers
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost. 
The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.
Well, gotta know what happens next. I liked the first one despite a few niggles but I do want to continue this series. Plus I like the cover. 

Now I Rise 
by Kiersten White
Series: The Conqueror's Saga #2
Publisher: Delecorte Press
Published: June 27,17 
Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her. 
What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him? 
As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won . . . and souls will be lost.
Loved the first book and just realized I hadn't listed it as a wishlist book. Corrected that. :D

So, what is on your wishlist lately?

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60 comments:

  1. I only heard about the second one I confess

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  2. I'm not familiar with either of these series. I hope you love both of them.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I think you'd like The Conqueror's Saga. :) Might be good on audio.

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  3. I confess , I have not hear of these books but great covers!

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  4. I definitely want Now I Rise as well! Dang Netgalley, my request for the ARC has been sitting there unanswered for what feels like months now!

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    1. Oh try Edelweiss! They might answer there quicker. Sometimes it is a toss up. Hope you get it!

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  5. I need to read the first book in that White one

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  6. I keep hearing about Now I Rise!!

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    1. That first book was so good. I'm hoping this one is just as good.

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  7. Excited for Now I Rise. I have Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han and A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas pre-ordered and I'm super pumped for them. I haven't gotten a chance to read some of my highly anticipated reads yet but I hope so soon. Only 4 weeks left until summer!

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  8. I have seen a lot of buzz for the White book, but I am not familiar with either series. I think they must have realeased last year while I was on hiatus during the summer. Now I need to research and catch up to see what I am missing.

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    1. I really liked the first book and I'm hoping the second is as good. If you get I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  9. I actually need to read And I Darken still - with the sequel coming out, I need to get on it! Hope you love both of these.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  10. Ah, I still need to get to the first book for both of these! Hope to get to them soon, glad to hear you liked them :)

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    1. At least you'll have the second one with the first if you wait. :)

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  11. Thanks for reminding me I need to start both series. Gosh, I have so much to catch up on. Hope you enjoy them when you get to read them.

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  12. I want to read White's first book. I have it on my Kindle and it sounds amazing.

    For What It's Worth

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  13. Great picks. I read Ever the Hunted, thought I did not completely love it I'm thinking of finishing the series anyway

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    1. I didn't totally love that one either, but I did like it enough to want the second. :)

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  14. I've seen that tons love the Kristen White series. I hadn't heard of the first one, but they both look fab so I can see why you're itchy to have them.

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    1. Cannot wait to get to the White series. :) *scratch* ;)

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  15. I haven't read either's firsts, to be honest. Lol. I hope you'll enjoy them when you get them. :)

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    1. That just means you have more books to get to... ;)

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  16. I'm leaning towards reading Ever the Hunted and with the second book on the way maybe I should move it up... I do like that cover for #2...

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  17. YES, I desperately want Now I Rise! I need to know what happens!! I haven't heard of the first series but I'm definitely going to check it out!

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    1. I know! I want to know badly too! :) The first one wasn't my fave, but it was entertaining and that is all I need sometimes. :)

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  18. Both series I've heard great things about but haven't started yet haha /fail. Hope you enjoy them both when they come out!

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  19. I still need to read book one from Erin. Ahhh!

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  20. I actually have the first White book on my wishlist...eep, I need to hurry up and get to it!

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  21. YES!! Two different series that I haven't read yet! They both sound amazing!

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    1. Oh I do think you'll like the Kiersten White one!

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  22. I haven't heard of either one of these. Off to check them out :)

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  23. Oh yes, Ever The Brave sounds like my kind of read. I'm not so sure about the second book you feature though. Still, as they say, never say never.

    Lovely to be back Melissa. Thank you for your good wishes.

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    1. I actually think you'll like both. So glad you are back!!

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  24. I've been meaning to start both these series for a while now..Actually I'm about to order And I Darken on Amazon soon! As for what's on my wishlist, I have 212 books on my Amazon Wishlist! The ones I added most recently are The shadow Queen and The Star Touched Queen :)

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    1. Oh yea, you need to read And I Darken!! Hee hee... I know what you mean about that wishlist. I'm not even counting at this point. :D

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  25. I love that cover for Ever the Brave!

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  26. They both sound good. I haven't read the first of either.

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    1. You really need to read the Kiersten White one. :)

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  27. leaning towards ever the brave. sounds more light

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    1. My guess is that it is lighter in comparison.

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  28. I haven't read And I Darken yet, but I am dying to read Ever the Brave! The cover is gorgeous and I really enjoyed Ever the Hunted :D Awesome post!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I hope you enjoy And I Darken as much as I did. Can't wait for Now I Rise. :)

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