Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #153: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda and Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:

By: Rosaria Munda

Expected Publication Date: October 15h, 2019 

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Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

Oooh!  Game of Thrones meets Red Rising!  Sounds like an interesting premise!

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Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters

By: Emily Roberson

Expected Publication: October 20th, 2019 

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Sixteen-year-old Ariadne’s whole life is curated and shared with the world. Her royal family’s entertainment empire is beloved by the tabloids, all over social media, and the hottest thing on television. The biggest moneymaker? The Labyrinth Contest, a TV extravaganza in which Ariadne leads fourteen teens into a maze to kill a monster. To win means endless glory; to lose means death. In ten seasons, no one has ever won.

When the gorgeous, mysterious Theseus arrives at the competition and asks Ariadne to help him to victory, she doesn’t expect to fall for him. He might be acting interested in her just to boost ratings. Their chemistry is undeniable, though, and she can help him survive. If he wins, the contest would end for good. But if she helps him, she doesn’t just endanger her family’s empire―the monster would have to die. And for Ariadne, his life might be the only one worth saving.

Ariadne’s every move is watched by the public and predestined by the gods, so how can she find a way to forge her own destiny and save the people she loves?

Hmmm...a contest where people die if they fight monsters?  Sounds like "The Hunger Games" meets Greek Mythology and this definitely sounds like a book right up my alley!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. Fireborne is on my list and the second one looks good as well! Great picks!
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  2. You have some great picks. They sound really good!

    My CWW

  3. I've already seen Fireborne and it sounds good by the Gods and Monsters one is completely new to me - and it went straight on the TBR!

  4. Great picks! Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Fireborne looks so good. I'm looking forward to that one too!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  6. Love the new twist on the Labyrinth. Here's mine:

  7. I'm not a fantasy fiction reader, but do recognize Fireborne from some IG stories. Hope you enjoy both of these - and thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland last week. :)