Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #185: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik and Skyhunter by Marie Lu


 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:


A Deadly Education

By: Naomi Novik

Expected Publication Date: September 29th, 2020

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Lesson One of the Scholomance

Learning has never been this deadly

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students.

Wow! A school that's full of deadly magic and people trying to kill each other?  Sounds really interesting!

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By: Marie Lu

Expected Publication Date: September 29th, 2020

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A broken world.
An overwhelming evil.
A team of warriors ready to strike back.

Talin is a Striker, a member of an elite fighting force that stands as the last defense for the only free nation in the world: Mara.

A refugee, Talin knows firsthand the horrors of the Federation, a world-dominating war machine responsible for destroying nation after nation with its terrifying army of mutant beasts known only as Ghosts.

But when a mysterious prisoner is brought from the front to Mara's capital, Talin senses there’s more to him than meets the eye. Is he a spy from the Federation? What secrets is he hiding?

Only one thing is clear: Talin is ready to fight to the death alongside her fellow Strikers for the only homeland she has left . . . with or without the boy who might just be the weapon to save—or destroy—them all.

Loyalty is life.

#1 New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu is back with an adrenaline-laced novel about the lengths one warrior will go to fight for freedom and those she loves.

Other than the beautiful cover that I'm seeing here and the fact that it's by Marie Lu, I'm interested in seeing this story about a fantasy war!

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




  1. OOh nice picks! Looking forward to Marie's new book too! I also splurged and impulsively bought Naomi's book from Owl Crate! Lol. Hope we both love these once we get them!

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  2. I'm so very excited for A Deadly Education!

  3. Both of these are ones I really want to read. A Deadly Education sounds so good! I really enjoyed Novik's Uprooted. And Marie Lu's new book interests me as well. I have enjoyed some of her previous work. I hope you get a chance to read both of these and enjoy them, Ronyell! Have a great week.

  4. Great picks! Deadly Education draws me. Hope you enjoy both!

  5. I'm so excited for Skyhunter! Love Marie Lu's books. :)

  6. I can't wait to get my hands on the Novik book. I have high expectations for that one. Hope neither of us are disappointed!

  7. I read A Deadly Education recently and enjoyed it. I hope you do too! :)