Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #151: Angel Mage by Garth Nix and Shadow Frost by Coco Ma

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:

Angel Mage

By: Garth Nix

Expected Publication Date: October 1st, 2019 

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More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara.

A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding.

Liliath knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighboring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran’s descendants. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will turn to ash. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives.

But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who hold her interest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. They are the key to her quest.

The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. All become pawns in Liliath’s grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else. . .

Hmmm...I wonder how far the main protagonist is willing to go to reunite with her lost love?  This book definitely sounds like an interesting read!

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Shadow Frost

By: Coco Ma

Expected Publication: October 1st, 2019 

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IN THE KINGDOM OF AXARIA, a darkness rises.

Some call it a monster, laying waste to the villagers and their homes.
Some say it is an invulnerable demon summoned from the deepest abysses of the Immortal Realm.
Many soldiers from the royal guard are sent out to hunt it down.

Not one has ever returned.

When Asterin Faelenhart, Princess of Axaria and heir to the throne, discovers that she may hold the key to defeating the mysterious demon terrorizing her kingdom, she vows not to rest until the beast is slain. With the help of her friends and the powers she wields — though has yet to fully understand — Asterin sets out to complete a single task. The task that countless, trained soldiers have failed.

To kill it.

But as they hunt for the demon, they unearth a plot to assassinate the Princess herself instead. Asterin and her companions begin to wonder how much of their lives have been lies, especially when they realize that the center of the web of deceit might very well be themselves. With no one else to turn to, they are forced to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect the only world they have ever known.

That is, of course… if the demon doesn’t get to them first.

From young author Coco Ma comes a dazzling new tale of adventure, power, and betrayal, weaving together a stunning world of magic with a killer cast in an explosive, unforgettable debut.

An assassination plot...with demons! Sounds really interesting!

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


  1. The Angel Mage cover is a beauty! And it sounds good *sigh* My TBR is already huge, but we can´t have enough books, can´t we? *smile*

  2. I've never read Garth Nix, but probably need to. That second one is on my TBR as well!
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    1. I haven't read anything by Garth Nix either, but this book definitely sounds interesting!

  3. They both sound so good!

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  4. Both books sound good. Shadow Frost especially interests me. I hope you enjoy both of these! Have a great day!

  5. Shadow Frost sounds awesome and that cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Both sound good and such pretty covers!

  7. Ooh nice picks! Both have awesome covers! Particularly like that second one! Hope you enjoy them both!

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  8. Both are new to me (although I have a couple of Garth Nix's books sitting unread in my library). I hope you enjoy them when they come out!

  9. Angel Mage sounds interesting, and I like books about angels! Great pick!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  10. The books you have here both have such beautiful covers!! I already want them in my TBR way before I even read their summaries. Love your picks!

  11. I'm so excited to read Angel Mage! I love Garth Nix's Old Kingdom books.

  12. When I visit weekly bookish memes, I feel like I see SO many familiar author names (like Garth), but rarely are they from novelists who's books I've read. Hope you enjoy these picks - and thanks for the Finding Wonderland visit.