Waiting on Wednesday it the marvelous meme brought to us by Breaking the Spine so that we can showcase the books that we are going whicky in the wacky woo over.
I recently discovered this gem that my hands are on fire to get a hold of!
[space size=10]My Young Adult Pick
MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne | Goodreads
Coming from Thomas Dunne Books – July 8th, 2014
Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.
Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.
When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.
In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.
[space size=10]My Adult Pick
GIDEON SMITH AND THE BRASS DRAGON by David Barnett | Goodreads
Coming from Tor books – September 16th, 2014
The story picks up three months after the end of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, and takes Gideon and his companions to America, which is very different to the United States we know.
After the failed revolution of 1775, the British Empire still controls most of the Eastern seaboard. The Mason-Dixon Wall runs clear across the country, cutting off British lands from the Confederacy in the Southern areas and the wild badlands of Texas, comprising a number of feudal fiefdoms run by former British Governors who seceded from British control.