Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!



The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: Razorbill
Pub. Date: February 17, 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha's legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father's royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon's worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.

Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.
The first thing that comes to mind after reading this synopsis and seeing the cover is this: 


The second thing is this: 


And if that combination doesn't make you want to add this book to your TBR I don't know what will! I mean, female gladiators... how was this not a thing before?! I guess we were all just waiting for Lesley Livingston to write it! 

What do you guys think? Have you heard of this one? Is it on your TBR already? Let me know ^_^

32 comments:

  1. OMG YES! I want to read this book so badly. It sounds like totally up my alley! :D

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    1. Right?! It sounds awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Lol I love the gifs! Especially the LOTR one, best scene ever! And yes to this book! That cover kills it!!!

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    1. I am quite proud of my gif game haha, and the LOTR is one of my favorites (and I loooove that scene too). I hope we both like this one ^_^

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  3. This looks awesome! Hope you enjoy it when you read it :) Here's my WoW (film)

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  4. I love the sound of this one! I am always up for books that involve royalty and war. Another one to add to the TBR! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Same! How could anyone not be intrigued by royalty and war (as long as it's not happening in our reality xD)? I hope we both like this one <3

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  5. YES, I am so excited for this one! Everything sounds super interesting and I just don't even have words. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more! I hope you added The Valiant to your TBR ^_^

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  6. Yup, it does look awesome! (also, that first gif---I loooove that moment in LOTR!!)

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    1. Right?! (And it's probably one of the best moments in all of the LOTR movies)

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  7. YES!! I feel like there needs to be so much more Historical Fiction! I can't wait for this one as well. :D

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    1. I'm actually really picky when it comes to Historical Fiction but there are great ones out there and I think this one is one of them ^_^ Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Oh wow, that cover is so fierce! I hadn't heard of this one but just the idea of female gladiators has me wanting to read it. Great pick!

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    1. Agreed! I think that if the idea of female gladiators doesn't make you interested, I would question your taste! I hope you enjoy it!

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  9. I've seen this one around!! Can't wait till it comes out, hopefully we both enjoy it when it comes out.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

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  10. I LOVED YOUR POST!!!!! And I really can't wait to read this book!!! *inserts all the emojis* Hope you like it <3

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    1. THANK YOU! You are the sweetest!! I wish blogger let us insert emojis, that would be awesome. Thanks for stopping by, lovely <3

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  11. The gif usage is A+! I love The Lord of the Rings. :D I am interested in reading this book too! It sounds epic. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Why, thank you. I am quite proud of my gif game haha, I swear my mind thinks in gifs haha. I'm reading it right now and I'm really enjoying it!

      Thanks for stopping by my blog and you too!

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  12. I love the idea of Celtic warriors! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by Lisa Loves Literature's WOW earlier.

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  13. I'm SO excited for The Valiant too! Fallon sounds absolutely fierce and all the early praise has me wishing I could read it right now. And I'm always so happy to support a Canadian author! :)

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    1. I think that all of the praise you're hearing is well deserved, I'm reading this one right now and I'm really enjoying it. Hopefully, you'll get to read it soon!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Oh, this is definitely a must read! I hope you'll love it. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. I agree! I'm really loving it so far ^_^ Thanks for stopping by my blog and no problem!

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  15. I WANT TO READ THIS SO BAD I CAN ONLY FLAIL WILDLY AND WAIT IMPATIENTLY.😍😍

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  16. I am soooo excited for this one. FEMALE GLADIATORS BRING IT ON HELL YEAHHHH *WAR CRY*

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

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  17. I have seen lots of people I love loving this book :D And so I'm super curious about it too. I hope you'll love it sweetie. <3 Lovely pick :)

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