Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #163: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani and The Frost Eater by Carol Beth Anderson

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:

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Seven Deadly Shadows

By: Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani

Expected Publication Date: January 28th, 2020

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Kira Fujikawa has always been a girl on the fringe. Bullied by her peers and ignored by her parents, the only place Kira’s ever felt at home is at her grandfather’s Shinto shrine, where she trains to be a priestess. 

But Kira’s life is shattered on the night her family’s shrine is attacked by a vicious band of yokai demons. With the help of Shiro—the shrine’s gorgeous half-fox, half-boy kitsune—Kira discovers that her shrine harbors an ancient artifact of great power . . . one the yokai and their demon lord, Shuten-doji, will use to bring down an everlasting darkness upon the world. 

Unable to face the Shuten-doji and his minions on her own, Kira enlists the aid of seven ruthless shinigami—or death gods—to help stop the brutal destruction of humankind. But some of the death gods aren’t everything they initially seemed, nor as loyal to Kira’s cause as they first appeared. 

With war drawing nearer by the day, Kira realizes that if this unlikely band of heroes is going to survive, they’re going to have to learn to work together, confront their demons, and rise as one to face an army of unimaginable evil.  

Oooh! A story that features demons attacking a shrine?  Sounds like Shadow of the Fox, which I loved!  So, definitely checking this book out!

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The Frost Eater

By: Carol Beth Anderson

Expected Publication Date: January 28th, 2020

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Sink your teeth into The Frost Eater, a new novel reviewers call “a great read” that “sizzles along to an unexpected end” with “heavy-hitting action,” “magic and dragons,” and “a touch of romance.”


A lonely princess.
A flying teen.
A kidnapped girl who only remembers what happens at night.

Seventeen-year-old Princess Nora is a frost eater who creates magical ice. Her royal life is luxurious but stifling.

Krey West has a rare magical talent: when he eats feathers, he can fly. His one goal is to find his missing girlfriend, Zeisha. He thinks someone in power abducted her.

Krey’s daring feats of magic earn him an invitation to the palace. Craving adventure and friendship, Nora offers to help him find Zeisha. He’s desperate enough to accept—though he hates the monarchy.

The truth is more terrible than they could imagine.

Every night, Zeisha wakes in a dark room full of sleeping people, unable to remember what she did in the light. Her dreams provide violent glimpses into her forgotten days.

If Krey and Nora can’t save her, Zeisha may lose herself forever.

The post-apocalyptic fantasy world of The Frost Eater will keep you compulsively turning the pages. Devour it today.


Quotes are from Goodreads reviewers Mike, Clarissa Gosling, and K. Law, and Booksprout reviewer Beth H.

Oooh! I love books about magic!  I'm interested in seeing how this book comes out!

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


  1. The Frost Eater sounds awesome!
    I think I'd had problems reading the other as I'm currently reading the Red Winter series (by Annette Marie) that has a kitsune named Shiro...

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  2. I have been seeing Seven Deadly Shadows around a lot recently! The Frost Eater is new to me but looks interesting. I hope you enjoy these books when they come out!

  3. So Seven Deadly Shadows was already on my wishlist but you knocked it out of the park with The Frost Eater. I definitely need it and what a cover!

  4. Ooh these sound excellent, I especially like the sound of the first one with the Asian- inspired fantasy feel.

  5. These both sound good, especially Seven Deadly Shadows.

  6. The Frost Eater sounds awesome and really unique. Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. These both sound like they will be amazing reads! I hope you enjoy them when you read them, Ronyell. I am adding them to my wish list now too!

  8. I don´t know which one sounds more interesting. So both it would be for me *lol* Thank you for sharing them with us and happy reading!

  9. Seven Deadly Shadows is one of my most anticipated! I can't wait for it either. I haven't heard of the other one however.

    Ash @ JennReneeRead