Waiting on Wednesday (5) Talon & The Midnight Queen

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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.

[space size=10]My Young Adult Pick

TALON by Julie Kagawa | Goodreads

Coming from Harlequin Teen – October 28th, 2014

So yeah, there’s dragons – enough said right?

 Talon

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

 

[space size=10]My Adult Pick

THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN by Sylvia Izzo Hunter | Goodreads

Coming from Ace – September 2nd, 2014

This sounds absolutely fantastic – and can you believe how gorgeous that cover is? I’m swooning already. Some…one…catch…BONK there went my head.

 The Midnight Queen

In the hallowed halls of Oxford’s Merlin College, the most talented—and highest born—sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover…

Gray’s deep talent for magick has won him a place at Merlin College. But when he accompanies four fellow students on a mysterious midnight errand that ends in disaster and death, he is sent away in disgrace—and without a trace of his power. He must spend the summer under the watchful eye of his domineering professor, Appius Callender, working in the gardens of Callender’s country estate and hoping to recover his abilities. And it is there, toiling away on a summer afternoon, that he meets the professor’s daughter.

Even though she has no talent of her own, Sophie Callender longs to be educated in the lore of magick. Her father has kept her isolated at the estate and forbidden her interest; everyone knows that teaching arcane magickal theory to women is the height of impropriety. But against her father’s wishes, Sophie has studied his ancient volumes on the subject. And in the tall, stammering, yet oddly charming Gray, she finally finds someone who encourages her interest and awakens new ideas and feelings.

Sophie and Gray’s meeting touches off a series of events that begins to unravel secrets about each of them. And after the king’s closest advisor pays the professor a closed-door visit, they begin to wonder if what Gray witnessed in Oxford might be even more sinister than it seemed. They are determined to find out, no matter the cost…

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16 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (5) Talon & The Midnight Queen”

  1. Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    Well, you KNOW that I’m already dying for Talon (also the name of a rather beloved Leviathan, am I right? 😉 ) b/c DRAGONS, but now you got me with The Midnight Queen too. Apparently I’d already heard of it from somewhere b/c it was on my forthcoming shelf on Goodreads, but now it’s on my I burn, I pine, I perish list too 😉
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  2. Melliane

    I can’t wait for the Kagawa book, I love all her novels. I didn’t know the second book but I’m in love witht he cover. Thanks for sharing!

  3. YvonneJ

    The Midnight Queen had me at “magickal theory”! Another must-read along with the beautiful Talon.