Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (119): Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

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

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Publish Date: December 11, 2012

Publisher Description
In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power--brutally transforming their subjects' lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished--and finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past--and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword...

The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?

Why Jessica wants to read this:  This sounds like it could be an epic read.  I don't know what the time period is, but it sounds a bit historical and with magic thrown in - I'm there!
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  1. I think this is a classic Fantasy and I cannot wait to read it!!!!

  2. omigosh... this is probably one book that I forgot but I'm totally am waiting for! I'm hearing nothing but good things about this one. I love Fantasy novels, I'm totally getting this one!

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  3. Classic Fantasy sounds like a good fit! It kind of reminds me of Maria V. Snyder's type of books! Which I absolutely LOVE! If you haven't checked her books out yet you should! They are in that same kind of realm where you know it's the past but magic exists!

    I also see that there's 2 guy and 2 gals! Wondering what kind of messed up love triangles would be in there!

    Nice pick!

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  4. I'm so with you on this! This looks and sounds excellent! I just love historical high fantasy and am excited to read more in the genre.

  5. I am definitely getting into high fantasy rececntly and this one is on my list. Great pick!

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  6. It's a high fantasy with medieval influences but is a place all on it's own. I've started it but haven't gotten too far into yet. It's more mature/darker than other YA high fantasies I've read so it's taking a little adjusting on my part.

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    1. Oh I like the sound of this - and I like that it's darker and more mature too! Can't wait! - Jessica

  7. I love the sound of this one too-I am wondering if it is told through four alternating perspectives, which I would love or what kind of narration it has.

  8. I absolutely LOVE your pick! This is one I am definitely looking forward to reading as soon as it comes out - thank you for sharing! :)

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  9. I can't wait for this one too! I love epic fantasy so, so much. :D

  10. I like the sound of it and even though I don't read much historical YA, I think I will look this up.

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  11. Ooh, I've been seeing this book around a lot and I really want to read it! I love all things magic so.. this book is for me :)

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  12. I love the sound of this one. Thanks for stopping by:)

  13. I knew this book is going to make an appearance here soon! Book Sake is my go-to site for kick ass fantasy adventure books.

  14. This one sounds totally unique and really intriguing! It's totally going on my TBR list. =) It seems like this is set sometime in the past, although I really can't tell. But I'm so excited to read this now!! Thanks for sharing. =)

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  15. This was my wow pick a few months ago! It sounds so awesome and I love the author. Thanks for stopping by My WOW!

  16. Ohh I am also DYING to read this book! It's on my Goodreads "stalking" shelf :D Great pick!

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  17. This is one I have on pre-order! I cannot wait for this one to come out!
    Great pick!


  18. Sounds awesome! Great pick!

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  19. Great picks! I'm really excited for this one too it sounds so good! I have recently been getting into more fantasy books lately and can't wait to read this one.

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  20. Great pick! This books sounds good and I like the cover. I can´t wait to read it.
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