Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Beasts Made of Night & Among the Red Stars

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!

Publisher: Razorbill
Pub. Date: September 5th 2017
In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.

Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.

When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life.

A gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.

First of all, I absolutely adore fantasy, so this book sounds fantastic and unique!


Second of all . . . THAT COVER IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! JUST LOOK AT THOSE DETAILS! 😍


Tochi Onyebuchi is a writer based in Connecticut. He holds a MFA in Screenwriting from Tisch and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Asimov’s and Ideomancer, among other places. Beasts Made of Night is his debut.
Connect with Tochi: Website | Twitter



Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: October 3rd 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository 
World War Two has shattered Valka’s homeland of Russia, and Valka is determined to help the effort. She knows her skills as a pilot rival the best of the men, so when an all-female aviation group forms, Valka is the first to sign up.

Flying has always meant freedom and exhilaration for Valka, but dropping bombs on German soldiers from a fragile canvas biplane is no joyride. The war is taking its toll on everyone, including the boy Valka grew up with, who is fighting for his life on the front lines.

As the war intensifies and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.

Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.

I've always had a fascination with anything WWII-related, so this book sounds to be right up my alley.  Plus, I have a personal connection and a huge soft spot for soldiers, so I am thrilled that there's a romantic aspect in this story as well!


Additionally, the true story of the bravery of the Night Witches has always been awe-inspiring to me, and somehow, this is the first YA book I've seen about them—and I am all here for it! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!


Gwen C. Katz is a writer, artist, game designer, and retired mad scientist easily identified by her crew cut and ability to cause trouble. Originally from Seattle, she now lives in Altadena, CA with her husband and a revolving door of transient mammals. She is represented by Thao Le of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
Connect with Gwen: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Deviantart





Are these 2017 debuts on your TBR? Or is this the first time you're hearing about them? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! :)

43 comments:

  1. Whoa, absolutely LOVE the cover of Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi! I think I will be needing it in my life pretty soon!!!

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    1. It's gorgeous, isn't it?! I'm really excited to read it!

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  2. Beasts Made Of Night does look unique and fantastic! Great pick, Brittany, I hope you enjoy when you read these two :)
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Right? I hope the book is as amazing as the cover!

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  3. OOh nice picks! Seeing the first one around a lot lately! Love its cover! The second is totally new to me! Hope you love them both!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce you to Among the Red Stars! I hope you added both books to your TBR!

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  4. Oh my... that cover of Beasts Made of Night is incredible! And then the synopsis sounds amazing as well. I love the sound of a Nigerian-influenced fantasy. And I'm just gonna HAVE to read Among the Red Stars as well!

    My WOW

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    1. It's stunning, isn't it? I can't wait to read it. And omg I can't contain my excitement for Among the Red Stars!

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  5. Beasts Made of Night is the one I'm more interested about. Among the Red Stars seems interesting tow but I don't feel so attracted to it. The fantasy one is definitely something that appeals me more *.*

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    1. Fantasy books usually appeal to me more as well but this one has my attention, I hope you give it a chance! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Beasts of Night is gorgeous! And what a fantastic story it is! Here's mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2017/04/05/waiting-oncant-wait-wednesday-masters-sun/

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    1. The cover for Beasts Made of Night is so pretty! I can't handle it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. That purple cover! I've never read a Nigerian inspired fantasy book. These sound fantastic (:

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    1. I hope we both love Beasts Made of Night! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  8. Beasts Made of Night sounds like EVERYTHING I love!

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  9. Oh wow, I haven't heard of either of these but Beasts of Night sounds like one I would really enjoy. It sounds so different and I love that cover!

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    1. Glad I could bring both of these books to your attention! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  10. New books to add to my TBR!!! Beasts Made of Night really does sound unique. I am not sure that I have ever read a book that had Nigerian influences before. It sounds so cool. WWII books are always interesting to me as well, and Among the Red Stars has an interesting concept and the fact that it has females as main characters piques my interest. Thanks for sharing these! :)

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    1. YAAAY! I love adding books to my TBR and other people's TBRs haha. I'm pretty sure that I haven't read any book with Nigerian influences either. I hope we like both of them, thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I hadn't heard of either of these, but both of them sounds really good. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, them soon. And thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Right? They both sound amazing. I hope we both love them! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  12. I just saw Beasts Made of Night recently and it reminded me of the book called The Sin Eater, well, a little. Great pick! Cover is awesome, and the book sounds good too. Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier.

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    1. I haven't read The Sin Eater but it sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Both of these looks fantastic. I do love all the little details in the cover of Beast of Night and the story sounds amazing!

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  14. Yes to both, but I really want Beasts Made of Night now. I haven't heard of that one and I think I need it now. LOL

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  15. Beasts Made Of Night does look great!

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  16. Love the cover of Beasts made of night and it looks so good. I love fantasy 😀

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  17. Beasts Made of Night definitely has an interesting premise.

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  18. Among the Red Stars is new to me, and it sounds really interesting! I hope you enjoy reading both of your picks this week. Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

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  19. The second one is new to me, but the first one! I saw the cover reveal on Twitter and while I hadn't heard of the book before then, I was pretty stoked about it after seeing the cover! *shallow Alyssa is shallow* I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a lovely week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  20. Wow, Beasts Made of Night sounds incredible and the cover is just gorgeous!

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  21. I am mesmerized by the cover of Beasts Made of Night! Wow. And it sounds incredible! Nigerian-influenced fantasy sounds beyond refreshing and exciting and I am super thankful that you have brought this to my attention! Among the Red Stars also sounds pretty interesting, as well! Great picks!

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  22. Oooh! Both books sound awesome! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  23. WHY DO I INSIST ON READING YOUR WOW POSTS. I ALWAYS LEAVE WITH MORE BOOKS ON MY TBR. (But omg honestly that first one sounds like meeeeee.)

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  24. OMG Beasts Made of Night sounds awesome. And that cover! It's definitely going on the wishlist!

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  25. These books and authors are both new to me, but they sound like great reads. I hope you enjoy them. I love your Lego Movie clip :)

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  26. That cover for Beasts Made of Night is so pretty...and the book sounds amazing. How have I not heard of this one before now? Absolutely have to read!

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  27. Both of these sound incredible! Especially Beast Made of Night. I'll definitely be adding them to my TBR. Thanks for the recs, Brittany! :)

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  28. I LOVE THESE COVERS!!!! Both books sound super amazing, hope you like them when you read them Brittany :)

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  29. AMAZING PICKS, BRITTANY!!!! WOW,WOW,WOW!!! BOTH of these books have STUNNING covers, too!! I had not heard of them before, and of course, they're both going on my Goodreads shelves right NOW. <3 <3 <3

    Thanks for featuring these debut novels, as well as for commenting on my "Can't Wait Wednesday" post!! YOU ROCK, GIRL!!!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 :) :)

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  30. OOH! These sound amaxing! I've added both of these to my TBR. I swear that half my TBR comes from you, Brittany <3
    Hugs!
    Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. Yess, pretty cover :D Sounds interesting too. Stunning pick Brittany. <3 I do hope you will end up loving it lots and lots :D

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