Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Burning Sky

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: The Burning Sky 
Author: Sherry Thomas 
Publisher: Balzer + Bray 
Date of Release: September 17, 2013 

Goodreads Description: Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation - or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death. Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to revenge the death of his family - even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal. But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.

Why am I waiting? I love fantasy and magic, and so put The Burning Sky on my wishlist as soon as I heard about it. This is also the YA debut of a romance author, which I'm hoping means that the romance is going to be slow-burning and full of chemistry.  


  1. Wow. What an awesome cover! I'm not much of a fantasy reader, but this does pull one in. Thanks!

  2. I am so excited for this one as well, I love everything about it. I had no idea it was a debut, but I have high expectations! I also hope the romance is good.

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  3. I initially thought this was dystopian but I am very happy that it is fantasy! I have a review copy for this so I'm excited to read it. Good thing this one comes out really soon!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. I'm eagerly waiting for The Burning Sky too. It sounds brilliant. Great pick :) My WoW

  5. With an awesome cover and a great blurb, I can't wait for this one either. I hope it doesn't disappoint.

  6. Yesss, can't wait for this!! It's pretty much right up my alley, as well. And it's been getting pretty good reviews so far so that's exciting!

  7. The romance really worked for me - I hope it works for you too! I just reviewed this one actually. I didn't realise it was the author's YA debut until after I had finished, but I was definitely impressed. Great pick, Z! :)


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