Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #11

Hey everyone and happy New Year! To kick things off this year, I will be participating in Waiting on Wednesday. WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Every week we showcase upcoming releases that we are excited about.

This month I picked Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields!


Here's some stats:
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 304
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Expected Publication Date: January 10, 2017
A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive—like a poison kiss—and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It's a miserable life, but being a visha kanya—a poison maiden—is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she's really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.


Why I'm Waiting 

I just love this whole premise! I'm a sucker for YA fantasy; it has become my favorite genre. I like the idea that this girl can kill anyone she kills. It is bound to make the romance really interesting! Plus, I absolutely love political intrigue and this seems to have a chockful! I'm remaining hopeful about this one. The reviews from those who got that ARC are all really positive, so I have pretty high expectations. 

Are you looking forward to Poison's Kiss? 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

16 comments:

  1. Oooh YES YES YES I'm also SO excited for this one! I love assassins, hehe ;)
    Hope you enjoy when you read it :) Awesome pick!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Yes!! Assassins are great. I actually just started reading Throne of Glass. :)
      Thanks Amy! I'll be sure to check it out!

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  2. YA Fantasy is also (by far) my favorite genre, and I really enjoyed this book! I hope you love it as well :D Great pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. That's awesome! I'm glad to hear that. :) Thanks Brittany!

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  3. Excellent pick!! I can't wait for this one. :D

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    1. Thanks! Here's hoping we both love it. :)

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  4. Yes! Very excited for this one! I requested it on Netgalley, but don't think I ever got approved. :-( Great pick! Thanks for visiting my WOW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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    1. Aw that's such a bummer! They must have been extremely selective then. You have over 2,000 subscribers so I have no idea what they're looking for! haha :) You're welcome!

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  5. I'm curious about this book but I'm not 100% sure I'm going to read it! I'm always hesitant about books involving Indian culture/"mythology" because usually authors (especially white ones, such as this one) get a long of things wrong. *says an Indian person* We'll see though. I hope you enjoy this one, Genni! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I can see why you're hesitant! I always hate it when cultures are misrepresented or stereotyped, but I'm sure I miss certain things quite a lot! Unfortunately, the school system doesn't do a good job about being inclusive of all cultures. Thanks Alyssa! Hopefully the author did a good job representing the culture. :)

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  6. This does look fun, and it's everywhere. Creepy cover too with the snake!

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    1. Yeah I actually heard about it because of everyone's WoW posts! And definitely! The cover is what also drew me to the book. :)

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  7. I saw this book on everyone most anticipated releases for 2017.

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    1. It is getting quite some buzz! Hopefully it leads up to the hype.

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  8. I'm wondering how this one will turn out - it kind of sounds like The Sin Eater's Daughter.

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    1. Really? I haven't really looked into what The Sin Eater's Dayghter is about, but I'm more interested now! Thanks for stopping by Lauren! :)

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