Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Redemption's Blade by Adrian Tchaikovsky & Nightbooks by J.A. White

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:
Redemption's Blade: After the Way
Publication Date: July 26th, 2018
520 pages

From Goodreads: 

Ten years ago, the renegade demigod known as the Kinslayer returned. His armies of monsters issued from the pits of the earth, spearheaded by his brutal Yorughan soldiers. He won every battle, leaving burnt earth and corruption behind. Thrones toppled and cities fell as he drove all before him. And then he died. A handful of lucky heroes and some traitors amongst his own, and the great Kinslayer was no more. 

Celestaine was one such hero and now she has tasked herself to correct the worst excesses of the Kinslayer and bring light back to her torn-up world. With two Yorughan companions she faces fanatics, war criminals and the monsters and minions the Kinslayer left behind as the fragile alliances of the war break down into feuding, greed and mistrust. 

The Kinslayer may be gone, but he cast a long shadow she may never truly escape."
I'm really intrigued by this premise that takes place in the aftermath of a huge war. I always like to read about how people and lands pick themselves back up after the expansive, devastating wars that are often featured in fantasy, but they are few and far between to read about, so this sounds perfect!

Nightbooks by J.A. White
Publication Date: July 24th, 2018
Katherine Tegen Books
304 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 

From Goodreads: 

A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling. 

Alex’s original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he’ll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He’s loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don’t have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he’s desperate for a different ending—and a way out of this twisted place. 

This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer’s block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.."

I have loved J.A. White's Thickety books, so I'm pretty much already interested in anything he writes. It helps, however, that this sounds simply incredible! I am always up for some Scheherazade-inspired stories, plus this just sounds like a ton of fun. I can't wait to read this one!

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

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  1. Nightbooks sounds very cool! I like books that incorporate a story within a story.

    1. Me too, those are always some of my favorite types of stories.

  2. I've already seen some good reviews for Redemption's Blade, and Nightbooks sounds really good! I love the cover😁

    1. Oh I'm glad to hear that about Redemption's Blade! I feel like I haven't seen much about it, so it's reassuring to hear some good things about it. I'm also really into the cover for Nightbooks. :)