Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #175: Star Spark by Day Leitao and Burn by Patrick Ness

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:

Star Spark

By: Day Leitao

Expected Publication Date: May 26th, 2020

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On a planet at odds with its moon, two enemies struggle to find their place and fulfill their destiny. 

Saytera's never been good with magic. She can quench, but not make fire. And what use is that? 

In search for answers about her destiny and who she is, she leaves her island for the first time--and almost gets killed. On the run and with no way to return home, she finds refuge in a military academy. Problem is, pistols just won't work when she tries to fire them. And nobody can know where she's from and who she is. How can she find her place and her worth in this reality where none of her talents matter? 

Dess lost everything when his entire family was killed many years ago. Hiding his identity and seen as a worthless orphan, he beat the odds and became the best cadet in his program. But that wasn't enough. Forced on a dangerous job, he'll go down to the planet and risk his life in the hopes of bringing peace to his moon. 

But he can feel the starfire running through him. He knows there's more, there's magic, and there are Terens, legendary beings who can manipulate fire. And destiny might just make him meet one. Problem is, she's his enemy.

Oooh!  An intense space thriller!  This sounds like a very unique and interesting book to check out!

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By: Patrick Ness

Expected Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020

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On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station for the dragon he’d hired to help on the farm… 

Sarah Dewhurst and her father, outcasts in their little town of Frome, Washington, are forced to hire a dragon to work their farm, something only the poorest of the poor ever have to resort to. 

The dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye, though. Sarah can’t help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn’t have a soul, but who is seemingly intent on keeping her safe. 

Because the dragon knows something she doesn’t. He has arrived at the farm with a prophecy on his mind. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents in hot pursuit—and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself.

Oooh!  A book about dragons!  I haven't read any books about dragons for a long time! This sounds like an interesting read, especially since I really enjoyed Patrick Ness' previous book "A Monster Calls!"

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




  1. I love the sound of Burn, and bonus, it's new to meπŸ˜€

  2. Star Spark sounds really good. I have to add that one to my list.

  3. I'm really excited for Burn. It sounds so good. :)

  4. I've heard of Burn, and while I love dragon books, I'm not a big historical fiction fan. I might try it some day, but it'll probably be a library read. Hope you enjoy it, though!

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  5. Both of these sound quite intriguing. Great picks!

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  6. Star Spark looks gorgeous. Hope you will enjoy it and the other book. Happy reading and stay safe!

  7. I love Patrick Ness! I haven't heard of Burn before--so thank you for bringing it to my attention! I hope you enjoy these when you read them. Have a great weekend.

  8. I loved A Monster Calls too so I need to find out more about Burn.
    Thanks for letting me know about this book :-)

  9. I've not seen the first one and it sounds really good. I'm also seriously thinking about grabbing Burn.