Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #133: The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

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 Kingdom
Author:  Jess Rothenberg
Expected Publication Date:  May 28th, 2019

Welcome to the Kingdom... where 'Happily Ever After' isn't just a promise, but a rule. 

Glimmering like a jewel behind its gateway, The Kingdom(TM) is an immersive fantasy theme park where guests soar on virtual dragons, castles loom like giants, and bioengineered species--formerly extinct--roam free.

Ana is one of seven Fantasists, beautiful "princesses" engineered to make dreams come true. When she meets park employee Owen, Ana begins to experience emotions beyond her programming including, for the first time... love.

But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, igniting the trial of the century. Through courtroom testimony, interviews, and Ana's memories of Owen, emerges a tale of love, lies, and cruelty--and what it truly means to be human.
Oooh! I love stories about robots trying to discover what true love is all about!  Sounds interesting!

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


  1. Nice pick! Sadly I couldn't get into this one. I tried reading it earlier this week but it wasn't for me. I hope you end up loving it though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. It sounds good, I hope I get to read it to try it out.

    Here's my WOW for today!

  3. I'm seeing this one around a lot this week. It's definitely gaining hype. Great choice and I hope you love it. I don't know that I'll purchase a copy but I'll definitely look for it at the library.

  4. This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Awesome pick! I love stories about AI, and this one sounds really good! I love the cover too! Thanks for sharing!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  6. I'm looking forward to this one as well! I loved Rothenberg's previous book and I agree that this one sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

  7. I've heard a lot about this book and hope it lives up to the hype!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

  8. Ohh great pick I've been hearing a lot about this book recently I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW pick last week.