Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: City of Lies by Sam Hawke & Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

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:
City of Lies by Sam Hawke
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2018
Tor Books
560 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 
From Goodreads:

Poison. Treachery. Ancient spirits. Sieges. The Poison Wars begin now, with City of Lies, a fabulous epic fantasy debut by Sam Hawke. 

I was seven years old the first time my uncle poisoned me... 

Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellor's charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he's a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellor's family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state. 

But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising...and angry."

A book about someone trained to protect against assassins---I'm in! I think this sounds like a really interesting debut, plus I noticed Robin Hobb wrote a really positive review for it, so I'm even more excited. 

Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
Publication Date: July 24th, 2018
Del Rey
384 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 
From Goodreads:

In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Terry Pratchett novels and The Princess Bride, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes. 

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told. 

This is not that fairy tale. 

There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. 

And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. 

There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord who wishes for the boy's untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar "happily ever after" that ever once-upon-a-timed."

This sounds like it's going to be a ton of fun and I just think I need this in my life. I'm already a fan of Kevin Hearne and I have some Delilah Dawson books on my TBR, so I'm really looking forward to picking up a copy of this one. 

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

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  1. Kill the Farm Boy sounds very fun! Hope you enjoy these!

  2. I plan to read both of these! I just got an ARC of Kill the Farm Boy and I'm so excited to start it. Delilah is so funny and I just know her book will be hysterical (and with Kevin Hearne along, how could it not be?)