Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Everless & The Queen's Rising

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!


Everless by Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date:  January 2nd, 2018
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself.
The first thing that came into my mind when I saw this cover was Aladdin, because of the hour glass but it sounds more like the fantasy version of In Time and I'm all kinds of intrigued.


I'm really curious about the world-building and about the mysterious childhood secrets lurking in the main character's past!

Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. EVERLESS is her debut novel.
Connect with Sara: Twitter | Website | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook

The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date:  February 6th, 2018
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen? 

Isn't that cover absolutely stunning? I just want to pet it and love it, and just hug it!



The story itself seems to be a multi-layered one with lots of intrigue and drama. I'm really excited to hear more about this beauty in the future.


Rebecca Ross grew up in Georgia, where she continues to reside with her husband, lively dog and endless piles of books. She received her bachelor's degree in English from UGA. In the past she has worked at a Colorado dude ranch, as a school librarian, and as a live-time captionist for a college.

Rebecca writes fantasy for young adult readers. Her debut novel, THE QUEEN'S RISING, will be out winter 2018 from HarperTeen.

THE QUEEN'S RISING is set to be translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Dutch, German, Hebrew and will be available in the UK.
Connect with Rebecca: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

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

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  1. Oooh! Both of these books sound fantastic!!! I hope you enjoy them both!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  2. OOoh nice picks! These look like intriguing reads! Started seeing the second one not too long ago with the cover reveal! Keeping an eye on these two!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Definitely need to keep close watch on these two, especially with such beautiful covers!

      Thanks for stopping by~

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  3. That Queen's Rising cover about took my breath away when I saw it revealed the other day!! Both of these sounds like awesome fantasies!

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    1. Omg, I know, right? It's so beautiful. I'm so excited to read it!

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  4. Wow these both look amazing!! And the covers are STUNNING - especially the first one.
    Yeah, it also reminds me of Aladdin...a retelling would be a good idea!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. While I don't think it's an Aladdin retelling, I'm very intrigued. So excited about these two gorgeous books, hopefully they are just as beautiful on the inside!

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  5. I knew Harper had a big info release but I didn't catch it so thank you for bringing these to my attention <3

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    1. My pleasure! Always here for book recs and info haha

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  6. I'm curious about all of the BLOOD, but I'm so there for it!

    Also very intrigued by Queen's Rising now. I swear Harper has some of the best covers.

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    1. Harper really has amazing covers, but that makes sense since they are one of the top publishers. Hopefully we both love these books!

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  7. Everless sounds so good!! Plus the cover is stunning.

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    1. So true, I can't wait to read them (and pet them haha xD)

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  8. HOW HAVEN’T I HEARD OF EITHER OF THESE??? They both look and sound amazinggggggg. Definitely adding to my TBR now. Great picks and happy reading!! :D

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    1. Thankfully, now you have! So glad to help add to your TBR pile.

      Happy Reading~

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  9. BOTH BOOKS SOUND AMAZING!!!!! I cannot wait to read them! Hope you love them <3

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    1. DON'T THEY?!?! I can't to hear more about them in the coming months!

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  10. OMG, OMG, OMG, Brittany!! You always feature such AMAZING books for your WOW posts, and these two are no exception!! I WANT THEM BOTH NOW!!! LOL. Both covers are GORGEOUS, and the plots sound SO EXCITING!!! CONGRATS on picking these two books!! You have GREAT taste!! :)

    I'm adding these to my Goodreads shelves like....YESTERDAY!! Lol. Thanks for sharing! Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! Happy Reading!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like my picks and that I can help adding to your TBR pile.

      Happy Reading, lovely~

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  11. I was totally thinking about Aladdin too when I saw the cover of Everless! xD And oh my god, The Queen's Rising sounds SO amazing. The cover really is so beautiful!

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    1. I'm so glad that I'm not alone! I hope what's inside is just as lovely as the outside for both of these books!

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  12. Both are already on my TBR list. Great picks! Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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    1. Yay! I hope we both love them!

      Thanks for stopping by~

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  13. Everless has such a unique premise! NEED.

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    1. I know! I haven't heard anything like it before. I hope you love it!

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  14. I love the crown on top of the hour glass. Such a pretty cover. I will definitely have to check that one out. I hope you enjoy these when you get your hands on them. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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    1. The details are amazing! I can't wait to read both of these books.

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  15. Good choices, these sound good. Hope you get these books and I think I'm going to check it out.

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  16. The Queen's rising looks awesome- love that cover- and Everless doesn't look bad either!

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    1. And they both sound awesome! I hope you added them to your TBR if they weren't on it already ^_^

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  17. I want to know where you find all of these! Looks like Harper has some amazing fantasies coming out and I need to add them to my TBR asap!! Thanks for sharing these! :)

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    1. I literally troll book deal announcements and then wait for their covers to be revealed lol. I hope we both love these titles.

      Thanks for stopping by~

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  18. Oh my gosh what pretty covers for both of them! Definitely adding them to my TBR list! Thanks for putting these on my radar!

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    1. Aren't they stunning? I love them. I can't wait to have them both in my hands ^_^

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  19. How is it that you ALWAYS pick books I can't help but adding to my list? Seriously, thanks! <3
    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

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    1. Clearly we both have great tastes in books haha. So glad I can help your TBR pile grow.

      Thank you for stopping by, happy reading~

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  20. Everless sounds really interesting, and YES! That cover for 'Queen' is epic. I've not read much about that one though so I'll have to take a closer look (and even then, I might need this one on my shelf simply for the pretty factor).

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    1. I'm looking forward to hearing more about both these titles in the coming months. I hope you added both of them to your TBR!

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  21. Ah I've already had my eye on these titles and I seriously cannot wait to read them! I really hope we both love them when we have a chance to read them. Awesome picks! (and thanks for reminding me to actually put them on my TBR!)

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    1. Always here to remind and add to your TBR list haha! Seriously though, I hope we both love them too. It's always disappointing when a book has a fabulous cover but the book itself isn't good. Hopefully that isn't the case with either of these.

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  22. This is my first time hearing of these, but they both seem like "me books." Thanks for bringing them to my attention!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  23. Ooh, I haven't heard of Everless before, but it sounds awesome! I'll have to look more into that one! I think Queen's Rising sounds really cool. Basically if a book has the word Queen in the title, I'm all over it! Haha! I hope you love these ones when you get the chance to read them! :)

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    1. So true, give me a Queen and I'll just add it to my TBR pile haha. I hope you love these!

      Thanks for stopping by~

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  24. I love these fantasy picks! Haha Brittany, you always keep me in the loop with these books. ;) I especially really like Everless's cover, although both are gorgeous. Synopsis wise, The Queen's Rising has definitely caught my eye. Wonderful picks!

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

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    1. That's what I'm here for! Count on me to always recommend more books to you!

      Thanks for stopping by, lovely~

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  25. Uuugh. These covers are SO GORGEOUS :D Ahhh! I want them just because of the covers, haha. Not reading the summaries yet, because I can't handle the long wait :p Hope you'll love them both so much Brittany :)

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    1. And sometimes synopsis's give too much away! Hopefully we both enjoy these ones!

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  26. I love the cover of The Queen's Rising. :)

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  27. That cover is just to die for! ..well not literally of course, I want this book, even if it is not a good read, I WANT IT!!

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