Waiting on Wednesday: Sword and Verse by Kathy Macmillan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This weeks book that I'm desperate to get my hands on:

Sword and Verse by Kathy Macmillan


Publication: January 19, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Summary

In a sweeping fantasy debut that Franny Billingsley called “fascinating and unique,” palace intrigue blends with epic world building, resulting in a story that fans of Rae Carson and Megan Whalen Turner will love.

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.

Why I'm desperate for Sword and Verse:


Epic fantasy + Palace intrigue + Romance = A very desperate bookworm! THIS BOOK HAS TO BE MINE! I mean just read that summary and LOOK AT THAT COVER and tell me you don't want to read it!


What books are you desperate to get your hands on? Leave a comment with your link of WoW and I promise to check it out and fangirl over your books with you as well! Thanks for stopping by!

Comments

  1. Wow this book looks incredible! And that cover... gorgeous <3 can't wait for release! Thanks for sharing (and adding another book to my tbr ahah)

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  2. This is the second time I've seen this now, and I'm am ALL FOR IT!!!! Can't wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing! :D

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  3. I heard about this book last week and it sounds so good! I am loving the sound of this sacred language and the romance :) Awesome pick!

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