Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

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!


Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: August 8th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository
To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.

Who doesn't want a book that's described as "a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch"? That sound freaking amazing! And two leading ladies teaming up to accomplish their goals? 


What do you guys think? Is this on your TBR? Is this the first time you're hearing of it? 
Let me know ^_^

Born the youngest save one in a family of ten, I grew up notoriously quiet but secretly wild, playacting my favorite stories and writing some of my own in the woods behind my family's farmhouse. Originally from a small (very small) town in Ohio, I moved to the larger (much larger) Orlando suburbs kicking and screaming at the age of fifteen. It turned out all right in the end and I'm still here, now with an adorable husband, two useless cats, and an unhealthy reliance on air conditioning. While I'm not old enough to be President, I am too old to sit on the floor without cracking joints when I stand. As a Midwestern Southerner, I've attained Level 9 Politeness and prefer my iced tea sweet.

Still notoriously quiet, though. Not nearly so wild.
Connect with Mary: Website | Twitter | Tumblr

42 comments:

  1. Oooh, I've seen this one around a few times and it sounds amazing! I am definitely down for two ladies teaming up! Great pick. :)

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  2. Wouldn't it be neat if the finished copy was embossed and shimmery? SHIMMER and Burn? :D August is so far away! Hopefully you can get your hands on this one sooner. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Omg that would be amazing!! It seems far away but time flies when you're reading good books, so we'll just have to read other books while waiting for this one!

      You too!

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  3. Oh wow this looks absolutely amazing! And the cover's so gorgeous!
    Great pick, I hope you enjoy when you read it!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I agree! I hope you added it to your TBR

      You're welcome, and thank YOU for stopping by!

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  4. Oh, I want I want I want! �� (See, I wanted it so bad it turned my eyes to hearts) ����

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  5. This sounds like a series that I can see myself really enjoying! Magical elements and kingdoms are my favourite things in fantasy books. I can't wait for this! I hope we love this series! :)

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    1. SAAAAAMMMMMMEEEE! And yes, I hope we both love this one!

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  6. I hadn't even heard of this one, but damn, AUGUST?

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    1. Really? Well, I'm glad I could introduce you to it. August will be here quicker than we think ;)

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  7. This was my WoW too and ugh, August is just too far away, isn't it?

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    1. Really? *high five* ^_^ And I think it'll be here sooner than we think. Time flies when reading great books!

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  8. That cover!! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR. Great choice.
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

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  9. Oh gosh I absolutely love fantasy and political intrigue! Plus, the cover doesn't hurt. :) Great pick! I'm adding this to my TBR! And thanks for visiting my blog earlier. :)

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    1. Me too and the cover is very pretty! I hope it's shimmery ^__^

      You're welcome and thank YOU for visiting mine!

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  10. This is definitely on my TBR! Fairies and magic and..well politics I can take or leave haha. But I love the sound of the life or death touch aspect! :D

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  11. I just came across this one the other day and added it to my neverending TBR. Great choice!

    My WoW

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    1. I hear you about the neverending TBR. That's the life of a bookworm for you xD Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Oh my gosh...I hadn't heard about this one before reading your post, but I HAVE to have this! I'm not typically one for politics in books but this sounds so good! August is going to take forever to get here!

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    1. Well, I'm glad I could introduce you to it! Hopefully, you love it! I'm not a politics lover in general but they add so much extra drama to books which I do love haha.

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  13. Ooh, I haven't heard of this one, sound good, and love that cover! Great pick! Thanks for visiting my WOW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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    1. The cover is great and I'm really excited for this one!

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. Oooh! This book sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out!

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    1. It does, doesn't it? You should definitely add it to your TBR!

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  15. Such a beautiful cover! I hope you enjoy this book!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Yes, it's really pretty! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  16. From that stunning cover to the synopsis, you have me! To be honest, not much YA fantasy has been grabbing me lately, but I truly adore the sound of this one. It is going iny my tbr. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. Hopefully, we both love this book! Sounds like you're just missing a good fantasy from your life.

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  17. Wow the cover of shimmer and burn is beautiful! (as is your blog design! I love it!) great pick!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. Yes, it's wonderful (and thank you, I love it too ^__^). Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. First time hearing about it and I wanted this book five years ago. Happy New Year Britt. Gimme!

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    1. I'm getting that a lot for this book! Happy New Year =)

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  19. Well damn.... I haven't seen this book around! Totally adding it to my TBR list. Thanks so much Brittany. Happy reading xoxo 😘❤

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    1. It doesn't seem to be getting a lot of buzz but here I am to give it some haha.

      Happy Reading!

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  20. This is definitely on my TBR! It sounds great and the cover is gorgeous <3

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  21. You always have the best unknown books! haha so original, i'll check it out! :D

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    1. Why, thank you! I try. Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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