Wednesday, September 12, 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:  The Essence
Author:  Kimberly Derting
Series:  2nd book in The Pledge series
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date:  January 1, 2013

“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

Why I'm waiting:  I loved The Pledge.  I also love Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder series.  It's probably safe to say I'll love everything this woman writes.  But the ending of The Pledge definitely left me wanting more, and I can't wait to see how Charlie handles being Queen.  Plus, I kind of missed Max.  :-P

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. this is my pick for this week too!! and YES i LOVED the pledge and can't wait to read this one!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. gr8 wow . i could not get in pledge , sadly . hope u get it sooon

  3. I haven't read Pledge yet but I'm really looking forward to it and then maybe this one as well. Great pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  4. What a gorgeous cover. I haven't read anything by Derting. I really need to get on that. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I'd love to read this book.. but I need to read Pledged first!

    Here's my WoW.

  6. I LOVED The Body Finder! I haven't read The Pledge, but I need to! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  8. Very nice cover indeed. I always like discovering new books.


  9. I have not read the first one, but it sounds interesting, maybe I should go check out the first. :)
    Here is mine
    WoW Post

  10. I haven't read The Pledge yet but I do like The Body Finder. The Pledge sounds really unique so I have always wanted to try it.


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