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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (19)

Waiting on Wednesday was a weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine
for sharing upcoming releases we're highly anticipating.
Now, Tressa at Wishful Endings hosts Can't Wait Wednesday that is based off of WoW to continue the fun!

by Julia Ember
Release Date: November 24, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBT, Retelling
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Her voice was her prison...
Now it's her weapon.

In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence has been forced to torture her country's disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen's bidding.

But when she is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must finally make a choice: Take a stand to free their country from oppression, or follow in the queen's footsteps and become a monster herself.
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Why? Do you ever just search "[month] [year] book releases" and find new books to add to the good ole' TBR that way? This was how I stumbled on Ruinsong and my oh my! I like what I see. I like what I hear. ALL GOOD VIBES. Plus, there is a musical element to the story which I'm always a fan of. Can't wait to dive into my first Julia Ember book hehe.

How to Catch a Queen
by Alyssa Cole
Release Date: December 1, 2020
| +Goodreads |
Series: Runaway Royals #1
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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When Shanti Mohapi weds the king of Njaza, her dreams of becoming a queen finally comes true. But it's nothing like she imagined. Shanti and her husband may share an immediate and powerful attraction, but her subjects see her as an outsider, and everything she was taught about being the perfect wife goes disastrously wrong.

A king must rule with an iron fist, and newly crowned King Sanyu was born perfectly fitted for the gauntlet, even if he wishes he weren't. He agrees to take a wife as required of him, though he doesn't expect to actually fall in love. Even more vexing? His beguiling new queen seems to have the answers to his country's problemsexcept no one will listen to her.

By day, they lead separate lives. By night, she wears the crown, and he bows to her demands in matters of politics and passion. When turmoil erupts in their kingdom and their marriage, Shanti goes on the run, and Sanyu must learn whether he has what it takes both to lead his people and catch his queen.
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Why? It's all about the new-to-me authors in this post. This synopsis had my undivided attention when I first stumbled across it! I've been really interested in royalty/leader dynamics and characters adapting to new situations (garnering the affection of the people around them). Also, I can't get over that gorgeous dress on the cover model. Or the cover in general because *heart eyes*. My fingers crossed I've found a new author to binge heheheh. 

What are you waiting on?
I'd love to stop by and see your pick(s), just leave a link in the comments :)