Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #56: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

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" selection is:

Title:  The Glass Spare
Author:  Lauren DeStefano
Expected Publication Date:  October 24th, 2017

A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

I'm really interested in this story, especially the part about the princess being banished from her land because of her dangerous powers!

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


  1. Awesome pick! I'm also so excited for this one, and the cover is stunning <3
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. Nice! Seeing a lot of this one around lately! Hope you enjoy it too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I am intrigued! Destefano's books are hit or miss for me. But this new one sounds promising. I got an ARC from the pub so I *might* try it. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fantastic day, Ronyell. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. I'm dying to read this one myself. I've heard great things about it.
    Hope we both love it when it comes out ;)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews

  5. This sounds exciting and a great cover!

  6. I am pretty excited to read this one too. It sounds like it will be really good. Nice pick.

    Jenea's Book Obsession CWW

  7. Same as Alyssa, but I surely hope this one works great for you :)
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

  8. I just preordered this book a couple of weeks ago! It's definitely one of my most anticipated this year. Great pick!

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  9. I am interested in learning more about these dangerous powers. And the cover is also a plus. Great choice!

  10. That cover is gorgeous!!

  11. It does sound adventurous! Thanks for sharing. Adding it to my tbr :)

  12. This one appeals to me for the same reasons it does you. I haven't tried this author before, but her name sounds very familiar. I hope you get a chance to read this one and enjoy it, Ronyell!

  13. Ooh sounds fascinating! I LOVE this cover.


  14. I definitely need to read this book. I love the author's writing so much! :D

  15. I loved Wither by Lauren Destefano, so I'm really looking forward to this one!

  16. Interesting cover...a bit more range of colour and it'd be really spectacular! Hope you enjoy it!

  17. I love a story that focuses on a curious heroine, and her magical power sounds kind of interesting.

  18. Great pick! This one is on my TBR as well and I've heard only great things so far ^_^

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  19. Wow, that cover is amazing! Hope you´ll enjoy your pick :-)

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary