Waiting on Wednesday: Burning Glass, Heartless, and Rebel in the Sands

Posted February 17, 2016 by ella

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Happy Wednesday everybody!

This week, Sophia is waiting on Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie, Lupe is choosing Heartless by Marissa Meyer and I’m choosing Rebel in the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton!

23677316Title: Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1)
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Sonya was born with the
rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and
emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long
years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with
similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve
the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the
intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to
protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own
life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings
easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s
impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and
looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may
be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya
seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko
and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when
threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya
must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic,
heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go.

18584855Title: Heartless
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of
the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A
talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and
supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections.
But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young
woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is
expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the
handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the
pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and
infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall
in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and
monsters, fate has other plans.

24934065Title: Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1)
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Publication Date: March 8th, 2016
Publisher: Penguin

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the
wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still
practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about
Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills
to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and
devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures
he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of
leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse,
fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for
treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or
that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

Your turn! Tell us what you’re waiting on this week! Also can we just admire the fact that all the covers in this post are drop dead GORGEOUS?!

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