Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Waiting on Wednesday is a featured post hosted by Breaking the Spine that discusses upcoming releases that bloggers are excited about. 

This week's book I am looking forward to in 2017 is:

Author: Renee Ahdieh
Expected Release Date: May 2nd, 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.


  1. Wow, this sounds exciting! Thanks for putting it on my radar, Emily!

    1. No problem Brandee!After reading The Wrath and the Dawn I'm pretty sure I'd read anything Renee writes!

  2. The cover for this one is so gorgeous! I haven't read anything by the author but this one sounds so freaking good.
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

    1. Genesis you should totally check out The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee! It's part of a duology and it is SO GOOD.
      thanks for stopping by!


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