Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #187: Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston and Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco




 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:


Among the Beasts and Briars

By: Ashley Poston

Expected Publication Date: October 20th, 2020

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Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya.

Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone.

As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.

Oooh!  I just love books that take place in the woods, especially a lot of strange and magical things happen in the woods!  Can't wait to read this book soon!

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Kingdom of the Wicked 

By: Kerri Maniscalco

Expected Publication Date: October 27th, 2020

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From the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series comes a new blockbuster series…

Two sisters.

One brutal murder.

A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…

And an intoxicating romance.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…

Oh man! A sister getting killed and witches!  Definitely sounds like a book I'm interested in!

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




  1. Yes! I want to read both of these... NOW! Too bad my TBR is so long for October already.

  2. I'm very excited for Among the Beasts and Briars, I'm a big Ashley Poston fan:-)

  3. I love those covers! The stories sound pretty awesome too. I hope you enjoy them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. These are both on my list too. I hope we both love them!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  5. Both of these sound so good! And I love those covers! Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Ooo, Kingdom of the Wicked is one to watch out for. Exciting.

  7. I love these covers! I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks this week.