Waiting on Wednesday (#27)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting on...

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 384

Summary (from Goodreads):

Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. I keep hearing fantastic things about this one!! That's the main reason I'm interested in reading it, actually. :D I'm not quite AS excited about it, but I trust that there's a good reason readers are loving it!

    1. I've heard nothing, but good things about it! I'm so excited, I can't wait for this one to come out! :) I love the cover too!

  2. Yaasss, I hope you love this book! I LOVED IT SO MUCH AND OMG KATHY IS THE NICEST PERSON EVER! Happy reading, Cyra. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. I can't wait to get this one! I'm sure that I will love it! I've seen nothing, but good things about it! :)


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