14 September 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire & Waves of Mercy

Hosted weekly by Breaking the Spine 
to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

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Title: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication Date: 27 September 2016 

When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. 

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy...and perhaps turn against his own clan.

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting...

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Title: Waves of Mercy
Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Bethany House
Expected Publication Date: 4 October 2016

Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctant at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love.

At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan, twenty-three-year-old Anna Nicholson is trying to ease the pain of a broken engagement to a wealthy Chicago banker. But her time of introspection is disturbed after a violent storm aboard a steamship stirs up memories of a childhood nightmare. As more memories and dreams surface, Anna begins to question who she is and whether she wants to return to her wealthy life in Chicago. When she befriends a young seminary student who is working at the hotel for the summer, she finds herself asking him all the questions that have been troubling her.

Neither Geesje nor Anna, who are different in every possible way, can foresee the life-altering surprises awaiting them before the summer ends.

4 comments:

  1. Waves of Mercy sounds like a really interesting historical fiction book!

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  2. So excited for Bright Smoke, Cold Fire!!! I love twists and I'm beyond intrigued at where this Romeo and Juliet tale will go <3 Great pick!!

    If you have a moment to stop by here is my WoW

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  3. I think I'll be reading Waves of Mercy. That sounds amazing!

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  4. Yessss I'm very excited for Bright Smoke, Cold Fire too! Just reading the synopsis makes me feel that this will be unique.

    Waves of Mercy looks and sounds great. I haven't read a historical since Outlander so I've gotta get back into the genre. Awesome picks :)

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