Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #106: For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

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:  For a Muse of Fire
Author:  Heidi Heilig
Expected Publication Date:  September 25th, 2018

A young woman with a dangerous power she barely understands. A smuggler with secrets of his own. A country torn between a merciless colonial army, a terrifying tyrant, and a feared rebel leader. The first book in a new trilogy from the acclaimed Heidi Heilig blends traditional storytelling with ephemera for a lush, page-turning tale of escape and rebellion. For a Muse of Fire will captivate fans of Sabaa Tahir, Leigh Bardugo, and Renée Ahdieh.

Jetta’s family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick—a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. But the old ways are forbidden ever since the colonial army conquered their country, so Jetta must never show, never tell. Her skill and fame are her family’s way to earn a spot aboard the royal ship to Aquitan, where shadow plays are the latest rage, and where rumor has it the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues Jetta. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined—and safety will never seem so far away.

Heidi Heilig creates a vivid, rich world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism. Her characters are equally complex and nuanced, including the bipolar heroine. Told from Jetta’s first-person point-of-view, as well as chapters written as play scripts and ephemera such as telegrams and letters, For a Muse of Fire is an engrossing journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure.

Oooh! Forbidden magic and a bipolar heroine!  Sounds really interesting and unique!  Oh, and I love this cover!

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


  1. Ooh nice! Seeing this one around a lot! Hope you end up enjoying it too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I almost pre-ordered this one. I haven't but I want to. Good pick!

    Mary my CWW!

  3. This does sound unique and like a fun read. It's good to see characters with mental illnesses represented more and more in fiction. And I can't resist a tale involving magic. I hope this is as good as it sounds. Have a great day, Ronyell!

  4. I've heard good things about Heilig's books. Going to have to check this one out for sure!

  5. Beautiful. I may need to check this one out.

  6. Hope you love it, that cover has me wanting it now too :D

  7. I've already got this on my list. What a spectacular cover!