Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (172)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I am excited for American Royals by Katharine McGee and The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young!

I am a sucker for anything having to do with royalty, so it's no surprise that I'm excited for American Royals. After the recent popularity of Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, I'm hoping this book will take off as well. A lot of us learned in history class that George Washington was so beloved that some people offered to make him king. In actual history, Washington turned the offer down, as the whole point of the Revolutionary War was to get rid of monarchy, but in American Royals he accepts the offer. American Royals takes place in the modern day and follows the three royal siblings. Royal drama is always more interesting than the drama of us regular folks, and the description sounds like the book will be full of it. I usually have a preference for one of the characters when books have multiple POVs, so I'm curious which on it'll be.


Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown.
Two girls vying for the prince's heart.
This is the story of the American royals.

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren't just any royals. They're American. And their country was born of rebellion.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she's breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there's Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson. If he'd been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.

The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times bestselling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded--and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history.

Release: September 3, 2019

The Girl the Sea Gave Back is a companion novel to Sky in the Deep, both by Adrienne Young. Supposedly it's a standalone set in the same world, but I'm debating whether I should read Sky in the Deep before or not. I do want to read it, I'm just curious how important the order of reading is. One thing I want to note is that the cover is gorgeous! The hair, the tattoos, the bow and arrow, the water! It's just so pretty! It's always interesting to read books with characters who can see/predict the future. The description seems purposefully vague, but what I've read is enough to intrigue me.


For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse.

For the first time in generations, the leaders of the Svell are divided. Should they maintain peace or go to war with the allied clans to protect their newfound power? And when their chieftain looks to Tova to cast the stones, she sets into motion a series of events that will not only change the landscape of the mainland forever but will give her something she believed she could never have again—a home.

Release: September 3, 2019

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