Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #170: The Markings by Catherine Downen and Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova

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:

The Markings

By: Catherine Downen

Expected Publication Date: April 24th, 2020

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DATHER IS AN ISLAND THAT WAS ONCE KNOWN AS OHAU. A nation that rose from the ashes after an asteroid shower has divided itself when people began to discover their unique powers. At sixteen-years-old Adaline sits in prison with her mother and younger brother, and today is Parting Day where more prisoners will be executed. After seven years of being spared, Adaline’s luck has run out. But she won’t go quietly or easily. Her life depends on her ability to escape the grasps of the King and find a place of freedom. Discovering her unique powers is the turning point Adaline needs to get a second chance at her freedom. In this thrilling novel of friendship, family, and secrets Adaline runs for her life and learns the truth of her past along the way.

Hmmm...a girl who uses her powers to break out of prison?  Sounds interesting! I like to see where this story goes!

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By: Zoraida Cordova

Expected Publication Date: April 28th, 2020

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I am Renata Convida. 
I have lived a hundred stolen lives. 
Now I live my own. 

Renata Convida was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucia. As a Robari, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata's ability to steal memories from royal enemies enabled the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. 

Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown and helping the remaining Moria escape the kingdom bent on their destruction. The Whispers may have rescued Renata from the palace years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred--or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she turned "hollow" during her time in the palace. 

When Dez, the commander of her unit, is taken captive by the notorious Sangrado Prince, Renata will do anything to save the boy whose love makes her place among the Whispers bearable. But a disastrous rescue attempt means Renata must return to the palace under cover and complete Dez's top secret mission. Can Renata convince her former captors that she remains loyal, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigmatic prince? Her life and the fate of the Moria depend on it. 

But returning to the palace stirs childhood memories long locked away. As Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the entire fate of the kingdom--and end the war that has cost her everything.

Oooh! Another book about the protagonist trying to free herself, except this one has a spy twist! Can't wait to see where this story is going!

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




  1. Ooh nice ones! New to me ones but I hope you'll love them both!

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  2. Great picks! They sound really good and the covers are gorgeous too.

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  3. Both of these sound good, Ronyell. I have my eye on Incendiary. I keep hearing great things about it. The Markings is new to me, but you've got me curious about it. I hope you have a good rest of teh week. Stay safe and well.

  4. Both of these are new-to-me! I hope they're hits for you if/when you have a chance to read them. :)

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  5. Purple covers are the best! So pretty! And Incendiary's on my list too!

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  6. These books have awesome covers! Both are new to me. I hope you enjoy them when they come out!

    Crystal Book Snob

  7. Both of these sound great! Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. The first one is new to me. The second one I have an ARC of and am finding that I just am not able to get into the fantasy right now. I think I just need the lighter contemporary reads these days. But I hope to get back to it, because I love the author. Hope you get these soon!
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  9. These sound really good and I love that cover of Incendiary much better than the one I usually see.

    1. Same here! I hope that's the cover they sell when the book comes out!

  10. These both sound good and I do like those covers!

  11. First time I've come across these books, but they both sound good! I hope you enjoy them~

  12. Great picks! I especially liked the second one,but both sound like winners. Hope you enjoy them!