Wednesday, November 9, 2016

WoW Pick of the Week!



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a chance to share those new releases were are super anxious to get our hands on and read.


I admit, I was drawn to this cover first and then the words "standalone" clinched the deal. I'm a sucker lately for standalone novels. As much as I love series and I do love them, I have way too many I still need to finish up so a good book that stands all on its own is a nice change of pace. 





Book Description:


The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.

Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.


As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.




63 comments:

  1. Sounds such an interesting plot line. Thanks for sharing about this book!

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  2. Wow, that cover is awesome. Thanks for sharing, Ali!

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    1. Of course, thanks for stopping by Tyler!!

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  3. This sounds good and yes even I am finding myself more excited over standalone reads!

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    1. I know, they are so nice once in awhile.

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  4. I really need to pick up book 1 again

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    1. I'm hoping this will be a good stand alone. ;)

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  5. Excellent pick! I want to read this one too and the cover is just gorgeous.

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    1. I'm really liking the cover as well, let's hope it lives up to it!

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  6. I saw this one on Harper Teen's blog. I haven't read anything by this author but the synopsis had me interested. I couldn't get into Queen of Tearling and dnfed it last year. I hope I can get into this one!

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    1. I am worried about that since a lot of people felt that way, let's hope this is better. ;)

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  7. I love this cover and the fact that it's a standalone makes it perfect for my list! Plus, "The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power." makes me VERY curious!! :)

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    1. I am curious about it as well, let's hope it's fabulous!

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  8. I love this cover and the fact that it's a standalone makes it perfect for my list! Plus, "The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power." makes me VERY curious!! :)

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  9. I really like the cover. I am so burned out though on YA right now, I really need something to regenerate my love for the genre.

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    1. I was for a long time and just got back into it, so far I've had pretty good luck with it. I go through stages with YA I think.

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  10. what an interesting premise Kindlemom and that cover is fantastic, it screams fantasy

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    1. I agree, it does. I really hope it is more than a pretty cover, we will see.

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  11. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!
    My WoW

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  12. Oh my gosh! This cover is gorgeous and it's a standalone? Sold! Great pick, thanks for highlighting this!

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  13. Wow, it's been a long time since I've been so intrigued by a standalone. Granted, I love them too, but I've been focused on finishing my series. Yet, I think I will have to get this one. It sounds awesome.

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    1. I've been trying to do that too but a good stand alone is definitely nice now and then. ;)

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  14. I am all for stand alones!! Love the cover too!!

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  15. Look at those catchy cover! And base on the book description, it sure sounds like an exciting read

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  16. That cover does draw the reader's attention. Hope you're enjoying the book.

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  17. I hope you won't be disappointed. Happy HUmp Day!

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  18. The cover is super beautiful. The designs each time are better.

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    1. There are some great covers out there!

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  19. very pretty cover!!! I've also been looking at more stand alones it feels good when you finish a great one!
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  20. That looks interesting, and a standalone fantasy would be refreshing. I like trilogies and series, but I get tired of waiting for the next installment!

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    1. I agree, sometimes the waiting is killer.

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  21. I can see why you were drawn to this cover, Ali. It’s gorgeous. I like that this it a standalone too, sometimes it feels like there are only series in fantasy. I’m curious, though I probably wait for the reviews from friends. Thanks so much, you always put on my radar interesting books.

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    1. Thank you and I'm hoping there will be some reviews for it soon too. I do have it to read so hopefully I will like it but we will see. ;)

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  22. I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THAT COVER AND THE TITLE! <3 I can't wait till it comes out so we can hear your thoughts! <3

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  23. This sounds pretty interesting!
    Ready for my TBR
    xx

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  24. You doing okay, Ali? Miss you on the blogosphere. If you need something please let me know. Hugs.

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    1. Yes! Thank you so much for checking! I'm so sorry, my mom is moving house and it has been taking up all of my time, it's been super crazy. I've been trying to visit blogs when I can but I've been exhausted by the time I get home to pick up the kids and then do house work and make dinner, I just haven't had the time or energy. *hugs* Miss everyone! I'll try to post this week. ;)

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  25. Oh I would have been attracted by the cover too! And I love the premise as well. This is one I need to read! Thanks!

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