Wednesday, December 19, 2012



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's WoW selection is...




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Title: Siege and Storm
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha, book #2
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publication Date: June 4, 2013

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling's game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.


Why I'm waiting:  Have you read Shadow and Bone yet?  Apparently not, or you wouldn't be wondering why I'm waiting. :P  I kid. I kid.  Seriously, though, before I read Shadow and Bone, I hadn't heard much about it.  The cover on my ARC was even different than the finished copy, and the ARC's cover gave nothing away.  I like going into a book like that.  You know what I like even more, though?  Loving a book and knowing big things are coming in its sequel.  Troubled times are ahead for Alina and somehow I just know the Darkling is going to make things even more difficult for her.  I can't wait!!!

In the meantime, I'll be reading The Witch of Duva, a short story from Leigh Bardugo set in the same world, as part of my Short Story Sunday series.  Be sure to stop by this weekend to check out my review of that novella and see how I think it fits with the series thus far.

What are you waiting on this week?  Share it in the comments or leave a link so I can stop by!

18 comments:

  1. I haven't read Shadow and Bone yet but I've been meaning to. Will probably end up picking it up once this is released and reading back to back.

    My WoW

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  2. I have not started this series yet. I have the book, just need to get to it.

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  3. You make me really want to read Shadow and Bone now! I'll have to get to it soon. Here's Waiting On Wednesday

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  4. I've heard so many great things about Shadow and Bone, I'll have to check it out.
    My WOW

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  5. I haven't heard of that book.

    Here's mine - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday-17.html

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  6. I just bought two books from Audible that I hadn't been able to get to and despaired of ever getting to because I have a ton of January books to start. I got Shadow and Bone and Seraphina. Really looking forward to both!

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  7. I'm yet to read Shadow And Bone! I really want to read it soon and now that I know there's a sequel, I'll be doing so soon! Great pick, Jen! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier.

    Happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  8. You're right, I haven't read Shadow and Bone but I see a lot of mentions of the book in my Twitter feed so it is definitely on my to-read list. =D

    Here's my WoW!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  9. I feel like the only person who has not read this yet. LOL I do own a copy and I definitely plan on reading it. Just need to find the time! But it makes me excited when I see all the love it gets and those, like you, waiting on the sequel. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  10. I've been seeing this one around a lot today! I still have Shadow and Bone patiently waiting for me on my shelf... but I've heard it's great! And if this one is as great as the first, this will definitely be an amazing series that I won't want to miss!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Wednesday to you as well! :)

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  11. Interesting choice. I may have to check this series out.

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  12. I need to hurry up and read the first book! I've been told that it's AMAZING. I must get a move on :D

    Books of Amber

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  13. LOVETH shadow and Bone. NEED this one! I'll probably Wow it when the AWESOME over is out. Haha. Great pick!
    Stop by MY WOW?
    xx, Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

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  14. I feel like I'm the only person who hasn't read Shadow and Bone. It's at the top of my TBR list. Great choice. Please check out my WoW!

    We're also doing a giveaway that ends today, see if you want a copy of Delusion.

    Thanks,
    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

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  15. This book was on my list of most anticipated novels next year! I really would like to revist Alina, Mal, and The Darkling again. :) Awesome pick, Jen. :) I still have to read The Witch of Duva, too.

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  16. OMG great choice! I am DYING to read this book so much! I was honestly afraid to read Shadow and Bone because I felt like I didn't have a good sense of what it was about.. but then it blew me away!! I can't wait to read more!

    My WoW

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  17. I've heard soooo many people rave about Shadow and Bone! I'd love to read something in a Russian-type setting, so I hope I'll get around to it soon :) Such a long wait for the sequel still though *sigh* But well, there's always ARCs - maybe you'll get lucky ;)
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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  18. Shadow and Bone was AMAZING! Can't wait for this book to come out. Please check out my WoW!

    Thanks,

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

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