Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Continent by Keira Drake

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

The Continent by Keira Drake
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Harlequin Teen
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From Goodreads:

The Continent (The Continent, #1)
For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

I honestly have no idea if I'll end up enjoying The Continent, but the premise sounds so intriguing and different from other books I've read. Plus, I love that the main character is an apprentice cartographer! Mapmaking has always fascinated me, so I love that component. I think this book sounds intense and I am really looking forward to checking it out!

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. Ever since the cover was released, I've been super excited to read this one! Hopefully we both love it ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. This sounds really intriguing. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. You know what I like about this? It's about Vaela and doesn't include a romance. great choice!

  4. I've heard a lot of really good things about this one. The early reviews it's earned have been (or what I've seen) good. So I'm certainly curious. :)