Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.
Here is what I’m currently waiting for!
Mask of Shadows
Author: Linsey Miller
Series: Untitled #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 29th 2017
I Needed to Win.
They Needed to Die.
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.
When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.
But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.
Why I’m Waiting
I’ve seen this book popping up every so often on social media, so thought it best to check it out, and am I glad I did. It sounds absolutely amazing, such an exciting storyline – something that I am totally into and above all, we have a gender fluid protagonist which is fantastic! It really makes me happy when we see diverse characters such as Sal in YA novels, as it shows diversity in the genre and it allows other people to relate to characters that aren’t athletically perfect, straight characters. I’m so pumped for this and I sincerely hope they represent the character correctly and does the blurb justice, because I am all for it!
What books are you currently waiting for?