Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Language of Thorns & Ever the Brave

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 Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Imprint/Macmillan
Pub. Date: September 26th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository
Enter the Grishaverse...

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange―to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

I bet all of you are really surprised that I'm excited for The Language of Thorns. I mean, it's not like I've mentioned how much I love Leigh Bardugo's work on numerous occasions or anything . . . 


And now, we are finally getting a bind-up of the fairy tales mentioned in The Grisha Trilogy, plus some new ones! To sum up: Leigh Bardugo + another book in the Grishaverse + beautiful illustrations!


Check out my reviews of The Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and RisingBeware, these reviews are from three years ago, so they are pretty rough and have no gifs xD



Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom and the Grisha Trilogy: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.
Connect with Leigh: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Tumblr



Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: December 5, 2017
Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.


I cannot stop flipping out over this gorgeous cover! It's my favorite color AND it's shiny!

Ever the Hunted ended on an awful cliffhanger, and I desperately need to know what's going to happen to my ship!


Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.
Connect with Erin: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

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

33 comments:

  1. Ever the Hunted was one I went back and forth on, but this sequel looks pretty good. I need to read these I guess... :)

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    1. It wasn't for everyone but I really enjoyed it! But I love character driven stories. Maybe this one will change your mind? Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Ahhh, such pretties! I may need to go back and finish Ever the Hunted. LOL, I was listening on audio and I got a little derailed. Gorgeous cover for the sequel, though---it makes me think of Disneyland xD Language of Thorns has such a pretty cover, too! Very fairy tale-ish. I love both these picks, Brittany!

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    1. The cover kind of reminds me of The Grisha Trilogy, which is why I paired it with The Language of Thorns. Let me know if you ever go back to Ever the Hunted!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I just LOVE the cover of Ever the Brave. I think I was one of the few who did not like Ever the Hunted, but I still cannot stop admiring its beautiful covers. ♥ AND YES TO THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS!!!!

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    1. Right? It's gorgeous! And no, you are definitely not alone, a lot of people had trouble with it but I really liked it!

      And I'm dying for The Language of Thorns!!!

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  4. Soooooo cannot wait for Leigh's book!!! And ooh the other one is new to me!! Great picks!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. ME TOO! And glad I could introduce you to it, I hope you'll check out Ever the Hunted!

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  5. These books are absolutely on my TBR! Admittedly, I still have to read Ever the Hunted still, but it is on my to read list.You have some amazing choices here and I hope that you love the new Bardugo! :)

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    1. Yay! I hope you read Ever the Hunted soon, so we can discuss! And I'm sure that I'm going to love Bardugo's new book, she has yet to underwhelm me.

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  6. great choices!
    You have a beautiful blog, its a pleasure to read :)

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  7. Great picks, Brittany, these both look amazing! I still need to read Ever the Hunted, and I've only just started Six of Crows, but these two books are definitely getting added to my TBR!
    Hope you enjoy them when you read them :)

    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Thank you! I hope you read The Grisha Trilogy first but either way I hope you love Six of Crows! Can't wait to see what you think of them!

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  8. I loved Ever the Hunted, and the ending had me dying. I can't wait to pick up Ever the Brave... why must it be so far away :(
    Here is my WOW 

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    1. SAAAMMME! And I know! We have to wait so long. Ugh, it might kill me.

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  9. Beautiful picks! These covers are enough for me to want to get both books haha ;)

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  10. I'm BEYOND excited for The Language of Thorns. Like ahhhhhhh I need that book in my life so badly! :D

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  11. I need to catch up on my Bardugo series! I enjoy her work but I'm just a bit behind. I will also have Ever the Brave on my wishlist next week... so I obviously agree. :)

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    1. It's never too late to catch up! Plus, all of her books are amazing!

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  12. I HAD NO IDEA THAT YOU LIKED GRISHA BOOKS. THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. 😂😂 Also that cover is ridiculously beautiful. Omgggggg. 😍😍

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    1. I know, I've finally released my deepest, darkest secret! There is no hiding it now haha.

      And yes, yes it is haha <333

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  13. Great picks! I've never read the Grisha series, but it looks interesting!

    Here’s my WoW !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I highly recommend that you do! They are great books and Leigh's writing gets better with each book she writes.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I am so excited for The Language of Thorns too! Seriously I am going to drop everything whenever that one is released and read it ASAP. Great picks for this, Brittany!! :)

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    1. Me too! I can't to hold the pretty in my hands so I can pet it and love it forever. And I always drop everything I'm currently reading when I have a Bardugo book in hand. That's like a rule haha.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. OMG!!!! Those covers are seriously STUNNING!! I think I'll feature them both on future "Shelf Candy Saturday" posts! <3 <3

    I ADORE Leigh Bardugo!! I'll read ANYTHING she writes, but, if it's related to the Grisha trilogy, I'm even MORE interested!! So I'm adding this book to my Goodreads shelves.

    As for the second book, I haven't read anything by this author, but I know this is the sequel to "Ever The Hunted", which also has a GORGEOUS cover. So, another one for my Goodreads shelves!!! YAAAAAAAS!!!!

    Thanks for featuring these books!! <3 <3 :) :)

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    1. Aren't they just? I love them so much and they are the perfect constrast to each other.

      Everything Leigh writes is gold, period.

      I hope you love Ever the Hunted! Both of the covers are stunning ^_^

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your enthusiasm!

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  16. I want both of these, and I want them NOW! ;)

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  17. THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I am dead from that cover and we know the inside will be just as wonderful!

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  18. Stunning picks Brittany :D Eee, I hope you will love them both so so much. <3 And ahhh. I cannot wait for The Language of Thorns :D IT SHALL BE SO GORGEOUS.

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