Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson

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!




Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Expected Pub. Date: May 30th, 2017
Pre-order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless.

But while her mother, the queen, remains busy at the war front, in the Dark Kingdom of Dorjhalon, the corrupt king is plotting. King Bain wants control of both kingdoms, and his plan will fling Evelayn onto the throne much sooner than she expected.

In order to defeat Bain and his sons, Evelayn will quickly have to come into her ability to shapeshift, and rely on the alluring Lord Tanvir. But not everyone is what they seem, and the balance between the Light and Dark comes at a steep price.

I haven't read Sara B. Larson's other trilogy, but it has been on on my TBR for the longest time and maybe reading Dark Breaks the Dawn will push all of Sara's books to the top of my reading schedule!

Also, a shapeshifting female main character and an alluring Lord? 


I find the cover really striking, and it makes me think of my favorite fairy tale—The Six Swans. I'm curious if this will have any similarities to that, and I can't wait to find out! 

How about you guys? Have you heard of this one? Is it on your TBR? Let me know! :D

Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy DEFY, and the sequels IGNITE and ENDURE. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their three children. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day (while mourning the demise of naptime) and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.
Connect with Sara: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

48 comments:

  1. I've only read her first book, and it was really good. I have high hopes for this one. I hope we both love it when we get the chance to read it :)
    Here is my WOW 

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    1. This will be her first book for me. I hope you love this one as much as you loved Sara's first book!

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  2. I'm really excited for this novel! I love Swan Lake so much and I don't think I've ever read a retelling. I can't wait for this one!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. It's getting a lot of buzz and this is the first Swan Lake retelling that I know of! I hope you enjoy it ^_^

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  3. I haven't read Sara B. Larson's other trilogy either, but I'm adding this book to my TBR pile! It really sounds like a very enjoyable one, and it also looks gorgeous!!

    Thanks for sharing, here's my WoW :)

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    1. The cover is really enticing! I hope we both like it ^_^

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  4. I haven't read any of this author's books. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!
    My WoW

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  5. Another beautiful black cover! My wallet is going to suffer this year. Ha ha! :)

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    1. My wallet suffers every year, and it's all the books fault haha

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  6. I am so excited for Dark Breaks Dawn. It is one of my most anticipated reads of 2017! Awesome pick!

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  7. That cover is very striking! While I haven't read any of her other books either, I have heard great things. The whole shape-shifting concept sounds amazing. Another one for the TBR! <3

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  8. I haven't read anything else by this author, but I NEED to read this! It's been on my TBR list for a while too. It sounds like it's going to be such an amazing book. Great pick!

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    1. It sounds amazing, doesn't it? I hope it's as amazing as it seems ^_^

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  9. This is a new to me author so I may have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. Here's my WoW for the week if you'd like to stop by!

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  10. Oh yea, this one sounds like a good one. Hope you get it!

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    1. Thank you, I did get it! I'll be checking it out soon ^_^

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  11. This one sounds very interesting and I love the cover!!! Thanks for the rec!

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  12. This one is for sure on my TBR! I love the whole entire idea of it! Plus, who doesn't love a good fantasy with a corrupt king? Add a shapeshifting protagonist and I'm game! I have read Sara B. Larson's other trilogy. I didn't like the first book, but the series really improved as it went on! The last book was really great. :D Awesome pick Brittany!

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    1. I feel like most of the best fantasies has a corrupt king haha. I'm glad to hear that Sara's other series improved as it went on, I hope you love this one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Wow! A shape shifting female protagonist! I can't wait!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog


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  14. I now WANT THIS! Shapeshifting protagonist ftw!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Though I'm not a huge fan of this cover, I do love a good retelling and shapeshifting story! :D I never read this author's debut series so maybe I'll start with this one!

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    1. I think the cover is really striking even if it isn't my favorites. I hope you enjoy it!

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  16. I didn't know about this book, even though her other trilogy is on my TBR, but IT SOUNDS AWESOME! Shapeshifting protagonists, yay :) Thanks for the great rec!

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    1. That happens to me all the time! I hope we both love this one ^_^

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  17. I can't BELIEVE I had not heard of this book!! Both the cover and the plot are just AMAZING!! Thanks so much for the heads up, 'cos I'm rushing over to Goodreads right now to add it!!! :)

    Thanks as well for stopping by and commenting on my own WOW post!! And BTW, I LOVE your blog header!! :) :) :)

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    1. Well, you've heard of it now!

      You're welcome and thanks for stopping by mine ^_^ And thank you, I love it too ^_^

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  18. I haven't read any of this author's books before, nor had I heard of this one buy the cover is striking and the synopsis sounds exciting. I do love shapeshifters and a good magic system. I hope this one is as good as it looks - it's headed for my TBR. :)

    Thanks and great pick!

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  19. I haven't read any of Sara B. Larson's books until now, but I have heard only great stuff about them. Dark Breaks the Dawn sounds amazing and the cover is so pretty, it reminded me of The Swan Princess <3
    Flor @ The Reader and the Chef

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    1. It reminds me of The Swan Princess too but that's probably because that's also based on Swan Lake ^_^

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  20. This was my WoW choice a few weeks ago! I liked Larson's debut trilogy and I'm excited to read more from her. The swan crown is an interesting touch. :D

    Have a great weekend, Brittany!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  21. It's so so pretty!! I haven't done a WoW in ages! Maybe I will again.

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  22. That cover is INCREDIBLE! I hadn't heard of this one until now but now I NEED this book in my life. great pick!

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  23. Oh, wow! I love the sound of this. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  24. I've never read anything by this author before, but I do love the sound of this one. And how amazing is that cover?!

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  25. Oh I didn't know that she also has a series out?! *Heading to Goodreads and checking it out!*

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  26. OK I HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!! I loved the synopsis, I´m completely intrigued, I hope you like it when you read it Brittany <3

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  27. OMG!!!! Brittany what have you done??? THIS BOOK LOOKS SO AWESOME I WANT TO CRY!!!!! :'(

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  28. Shapeshifting protagonist, plotting kings, and an alluring Lord? Sign me up. How is it I've only heard of this book now. Definitely adding this to my tbr pile.

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  29. I do think that this cover is so gorgeous :D Sounds like an interesting book too. Hope you will love it the most Brittany. <3

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