Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (183)

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

This week I am excited for Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater and The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White!

Call Down the Hawk is the first book in the spinoff to The Raven Cycle, the Dreamer series. The book follows Adam and Ronan from the old series, along with new characters. I, like many others, am excited for this book largely in part because of Adam and Ronan. They are a cute couple, and I want to see more moments of them together. I'm also excited to meet the new characters, as they look interesting. I'm a big fan of The Raven Cycle, so I expect to enjoy this as well!


The dreamers walk among us... and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed...

Release: November 5, 2019

The Guinevere Deception is Kiersten White's first book in the Camelot Rising series. While I haven't read all her books, I really enjoyed her recent novel, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein! While that book was more horror, this one is fantasy, but both are retellings of women's stories from the literary canon. This book reimagines Guinevere as a changeling sent to protect King Arthur. I'm really excited to see Guinevere navigate her identities and the changing landscape of Camelot. I don't know if this will be part of the story, but I kinda want to see a story where Guinevere and Morgana fall in love. The synopsis doesn't give away anything regarding romance or a love interest, so I'm gonna hold out hope. Side note, if anyone does know of an upcoming YA book where Guinevere and Morgana fall in love, let me know!


There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.

Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution--send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name--and her true identity--is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old--including Arthur's own family--demand things continue as they have been, and the new--those drawn by the dream of Camelot--fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur's knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?

Release: November 5, 2019

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