Rummanah Aasi
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! I've got two YA books that I can't wait to get my hands on!



  Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Publish Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray

I love the premise of this fantasy book and it reminds me a bit of Graceling by Kristin Cashore which is one of my all time favorite YA reads.

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.


 The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

Publish Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Amulet Books

Cat Winter's In The Shadows of Blackbirds was one of my favorite debut novels of 2013. I can't wait to see what she does next with a new time period.  

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.

7 Responses
  1. I can't wait for Snow Like Ashes either, Rummanah! I still haven't read In The Shadow of Blackbirds but I'm hoping to change that by the end of summer. I'm adding The Cure For Dreaming to my wishlist in the meantime because it sounds awesome. I don't like its cover though.


  2. Candace Says:

    I love Cat Winters! I had a meet up with her not long ago and was anxious to get news on when there might be ARC's. Should be soon... The other book you mentioned sounds good too and I hadn't heard of it yet.


  3. Both look great but I am leaning to Snow. Doesn't it have a Xena vibe to it? LOL


  4. Jenny Says:

    SNOW LIKE ASHES RUMMANAH!!!! I could not be more excited for that book. I'm on a fantasy kick and the synopsis and cover are checking every one of my boxes. The Cat Winters one is new to me but sounds equally awesome, so thanks for the heads up!


  5. Both of these sound simply fabulous, but Cat Winters is a sure pre-order. A hypnotist? And an intriguing one too? I think this will be another huge success. I just have a good feeling about it.


  6. Snow and Ashes is already on my list, but I hadn't seen Cat Winters newest book yet! Thanks for sharing it! I loved In The Shadow of Blackbirds! I can't wait for both of these!!


  7. Aylee Says:

    I'm definitely waiting on both of these, as well! I actually haven't read Graceling yet so I wouldn't be able to compare, but the premise of Snow Like Ashes really draws me in! I also am ashamed to say I haven't read In the Shadows of Blackbirds yet... guess I have some catching up to do!


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