Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday (189)

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

This week I am excited for The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski and Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie.

The Midnight Lie is the first book in a spinoff series of Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Trilogy! I absolutely loved the series, it is brilliantly written, which is why I'm so excited for The Midnight Lie. Also exciting is that it is a sapphic fantasy! I'm always down for more ladies falling in love with each other. Given that this is a first book, most of what we have to go on is just the synopsis. That said, everything I've seen so far says that this will be an awesome book!


Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.

Nirrim keeps her head down and a dangerous secret close to her chest.

But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possesses magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, beloved author Marie Rutkoski returns with an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.

Release: March 3, 2020

Bone Crier's Moon is the first book in a new fantasy series! It features three main characters, Ailesse who must sacrifice her true love, Bastien who is seeking revenge and ends up being the true love needed to be sacrificed, and Sabine doing whatever she can to save her best friend Ailesse. The three main characters makes me wonder if there's a setup for a love triangle, or something else, as I've seen that siblings are a big deal in the story. The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I cannot wait to read this!


Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.

Release: Marach 10, 2020

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