Feb 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (38)

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting to get into our hands.

This week I'm waiting on....

The Burning Sky
by: Sherry Thomas

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.

Why I Want It:
I'm sorry, do you not see that cover? I know: totally shallow to judge a book by its cover, but that cover grabbed my attention right away. Not only that, but I love the originality of the plot. Plus it sounds like this will be one hot romance. Count me in!

Also? The excerpt that Sherry Thomas has up on her blog totally sells this book:

The Burning Sky Excerpt

The Burning Sky will be released 9.17.2013 from Balzer + Bray


  1. Oh my goodness, I do the the cover! Gorgeous. *adding to my TBR list*

  2. This cover immediately reminded me of The Mortal Instruments movie poster. Definitely gotta check it out further.

    Old follower via GFC.
    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  3. Well hello there gorgeous cover! I need this one in my hands asap, it sounds AWESOME! Why must you have picked something that releases so far away? *sobs* That romance sounds epic and I require instant gratification Hannah!!! Maybe we'll get lucky and it will be at BEA. *crosses fingers*

  4. I had a hard time deciding which book to feature this week and this one was almost it! Love the cover and the premise sounds really exciting. Great pick! :)

    My W.O.W.

  5. OMIGOSH Hannah!!! This book sounds amazing!! Titus sounds so dreamy. What a name. ;) And that cover!!! OMG!! So perfect!

  6. Ha! I see the cover and I agree with you. This LOOKS amazing, and that is usually enough to nudge me in the right direction. Include magic, and a bolt of lightening... I am IN. Great pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  7. Sounds good. I hope you enjoy reading your pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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