Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest


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 Black Witch by Laurie Forest 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pub. Date: May 2nd, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining.


So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War. Now a new evil is on the horizon, and her granddaughter, Elloren, is believed to be Carnissa’s heir—but while she is the absolute image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren is eager to join her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University and finally embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the University, which admits all manner of peoples—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of her people—is an even more treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.
I can tell that The Black Witch is going to be filled with awesome female characters. A legendary Grandmother witch and a granddaughter who's looking to make her own destiny?


And it's a fantasy book filled with multiple creatures and powers! What more could I ask for? 

How about you guys? Have you heard of this one? Is it on your TBR? Let me know ^_^


Laurie Forest lives deep in the backwoods of Vermont where she sits in front of a wood stove drinking strong tea and dreaming up tales full of dryads, dragons and wands. The Black Witch (May 2017, HarlequinTEEN) is her first novel, and Wandfasted (The Black Witchprequel, Summer 2017, HarlequinTEEN) is her first e-book novella.
Connect with Laurie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Pinterest

66 comments:

  1. This book is new to me, but it sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it, Brittany.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce you to it! I hope you've added it to your TBR! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  2. Wow - thank you for this beautiful write-up :)

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    1. It was my pleasure! I'm so excited for your book ^___^

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  3. I am so over the moon about this one! I am in love with the cover and I have a pretty good feeling for it based on that synopsis that contains magic! I hope that we both love it. :)

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  4. I haven't heard of this one yet, but I definitely want to read this one! Thanks so much for stopping by Midsummer! Have you posted your review of Daughter yet? I want to read it!

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    1. Daughter of the Pirate King? Not yet but I'll try to get that one up soon ^_^ I hope you have added The Black Witch to your TBR! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  5. OOh! This does look good. I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for spotlighting it.

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce it to you, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  6. Saw this on another WOW and I'm so excited for it!!

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  7. My first reaction when I saw the cover was, ooooh what is this? And the description of it sounds amazing too. Consider me intrigued!

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    1. Right? It's very alluring. I hope we both love it!

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  8. Ooh, I am loving the sound of this! Every element sounds incredible, thanks so much for bringing it to my attention! I hope you enjoy it when you read it. :)

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    1. Me too! And I agree, I'm glad I could introduce it to you. Thank you!

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  9. Black Witch looks AMAZING. So glad you shared this -- I'm also excited for it to come out. Thanks!

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    1. Yes, it does! And it was my pleasure, I hope you love it!

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  10. This looks SO good, and I hadn't heard of it until now! Thanks for sharing, hope you enjoy when you read it!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Right?! I'm glad I could bring it to your attention. I hope you love it!

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  11. I just recently found out about this one, and I cannot wait to read it. It sounds so good. I hope we both love it. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. It sounds awesome, I'm so excited! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Would love to read this one too! Love the alluring cover, and that blurb has me super intrigued. Hopefully the story delivers. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!
    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  13. AMAZING WOW!!! I really can't wait to read this one plus I love the cover <3

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    1. The cover is great and I hope it's as wonderful on the inside ^__^

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  14. We're WoW twins this week! xD Yep, this book looks amazing!!

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  15. Ooh nice! Seeing this one around quite a bit lately! Hope you love it too!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Have a GREAT day!

    NEW Follower :D

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    1. As have I! I'm so glad this book is getting a lot of buzz, hopefully it doesn't disappoint ^_^

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  16. First time hearing about this one and I now I neeeeeed it. :)

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  17. Wow, this just sounds like such a brilliant read. Wish we didn't have to wait until May to get it!

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  18. Wow! This book sounds awesome! I always love books about witches!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. So do I! And it's been a long time since I've read a witchy book! Hopefully, they both love it.

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  19. Ohh this sounds to me a little bit (just a little bit) like Harry Potter in the sense that the main character has a reputation when they get to the school. I didn't know about this one but I need to check it out!

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    1. I didn't think about that! That'll be interesting to see if there are more similarities. Hopefully, we both love this one!

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  20. I just saw this one on another blogger's blog, for today's Waiting on Wednesday! I love it when I twin with other bloggers, though it doesn't happen often. :D I haven't read a "witchy" novel in quite some time! A+ gif usage, as always. ;)

    Have a great week, Brittany!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I wonder if it was Stories and Sweeties that you saw it on? Her and I often are twins haha. I haven't read a witchy book in a long time either so I hope this doesn't disappoint. I love this gif xD

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. I just added this one this past week when I was adding all the new 2017 debuts. It sounds fabulous!

    Here's my WOW

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    1. I'm so excited for the 2017 debuts, though this isn't a debut book it sounds awesome! I hope you love it!

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  22. This book sounds so wonderful!! I really want to read it when it comes out.
    BTW, love the gif :)
    Have a good week.
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

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    1. Me too!

      It's one of my favorites ^_^

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I didn't know this one, but it sounds amazing! Definitely adding to my TBR :) Thanks for the spotlight!

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    1. So glad I added another book to your TBR! I hope you enjoy it!

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  24. Hi Brittany :) I've nominated you for The Mystery Blogger Award. You can find out more here

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  25. This book is new to me, it sound interesting. I'm adding it to my TBR. Thanks for the head up.

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    1. Glad I could add a book to your TBR, I hope you enjoy it!

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  26. Oh, this book sounds so great! I can't wait to read it! Great pick! Here's my WoW! Happy reading!

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    1. Doesn't it? I'm so excited for it! Thanks for stopping by =)

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  27. THAT MATRIARCHY GIF THOUGH. I am 10000% keen for this book of all a sudden omg and the part where it said magical university?!? When can this be in my hands.😍😍😍

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    1. RIGHT?! It's one of my favorites ^_^ The wait isn't too far away thankfully!

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  28. This book sounds amazing! I cannot wait for it!

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  29. I just saw this the other day, it does sound really good! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature. Sorry it took me so long to return the visit!

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  30. I was not aware of this one. I love the cover. I have been seeing more black covers lately. I hope it becomes a "thing" because I love black covers. I generally like grandmother-granddaughter stories, and the apothecary school sounds intriguing. Thanks for putting it on my radar. :)

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    1. I haven't read a lot of grandmother-granddaughter stories but I hope that I'll love this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. This cover is beautiful. I love it :D Sounds interesting too. I hope you'll love it lots Brittany. <3

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