Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

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:
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
Publication Date: August 8th, 2017
Harlequin Teen
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From Goodreads:

Shimmer and Burn
"To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch."

Magic smuggling!? I have no idea how that would even work, but say no more, count me in! I have no idea what to expect from this book, but I'm definitely intrigued.

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

1 comment:

  1. This one is on my TBR too and it sounds super awesome! Though I haven't seen much buzz about it lately but I'm sure that will change once the release date is here.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles