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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Godsgrave & The Dazzling Heights

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: Thomas Dunne Books
Pub. Date: September 5, 2017
A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere

As you may know, I finally read Nevernight recently (and reviewed it here!) and I adored it! It was an absolute masterpiece, and it exceeded all of my super high expectations for it!

Then again, Jay Kristoff has literally never disappointed me, so with Godsgrave, I'm fully prepared to be shocked and thoroughly amazed ;D Plus, look at that stunning cover!


Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over twenty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 13030 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.
Connect with Jay: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub. Date: August 29, 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository 
New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets… 

LEDA is haunted by memories of what happened on the worst night of her life. She’ll do anything to make sure the truth stays hidden–even if it means trusting her enemy.

WATT just wants to put everything behind him…until Leda forces him to start hacking again. Will he do what it takes to be free of her for good?

When RYLIN wins a scholarship to an upper-floor school, her life transforms overnight. But being there means seeing the boy whose heart she broke, and who broke hers in return.

AVERY is tormented by her love for the one person in the world she can never have. She’s desperate to be with him… no matter the cost.

And then there’s CALLIOPE, the mysterious, bohemian beauty who arrives in New York, determined to cause a stir. And she knows exactly where to begin.

But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

The Thousandth Floor was a book that snuck up on me last year. Despite being set in New York, it wasn't on my radar at all until it was pushed into my hands at BEA. The ending of this book left me breathless, even though the very first page of the book tells the reader exactly how it's going to conclude. 

Lastly, with the way the book ended, I have been dying to get my hands on the sequel! *flails*

Katharine McGee is originally from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton University and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years in New York, working as an editor by day and writing by night, that she began a manuscript about life in a futuristic skyscraper. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel.
Connect with Katharine: Website | Twitter | Instagram

If you've read them, what did you think of Nevernight and The Thousandth Floor? Are these lovely sequels on your TBR? Or is this the first time you're hearing about 'em? Let me know in the comments below! 


  1. I haven't read the first books of either of these two but I really want to, and these look SO amazing!
    I also love the cover for Dazzling Heights :)
    Great picks, hope you enjoy!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. Even though I know I'll have to gear myself up for the blood and gore that certain awaits us in Godsgrave, I'm very excited to see what happens next!! I never did read The Thousandth Floor but I have pretty copy, so I'm glad they stayed with the original cover design---they will look so pretty together! :D

  3. Ooh nice picks! Stunning covers too! Hope you love them both!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I still have to start both of these series! I know that I will love Nevernight as well because the Illuminae series is the absolute best! I didn't even know that The Thousandth Floor was a series and the concept of it is interesting. I hope that you enjoy these! :)

  5. Wait, The Thousandth floor is a series WHAT?

  6. I haven't read the first book in either of these series, but I know what it's like trying to wait patiently for the next book in the series to come out. lol! I'm not a patient person so it's a little rough. haha! Hope you get to read both of these and love them as much as the first one in the series.

  7. I love the cover of The Dazzling Heights! I might read that series when all of the books are published. DEFINITELY excited about Godsgrave - that cover! Even better than the first one. :D I hope you enjoy these books when you get the chance to read them!

    Have a wonderful week, Brittany. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. I really need to read something by Jay Kristoff. I tried reading The Thousandth Floor, but just couldn't get into it. Which was too bad because it had such a great premise. Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

  9. Both of these books look awesome! I hope you enjoy them!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  10. I feel horrible, but I haven't read either of the first books and I've been meaning to for a very long time.
    I hope you enjoy these ones when they come out :)
    Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews 

  11. WELL YES I DEFINITELY NEED GODSGRAVE. And that reminds me of my immense shame for still not having read the Thousandth Floor omggggg someone please throw my kindle at me. 0_0

    (Also LOOK. I'm still talking to you even though you broke my heart and soul!!)

  12. Oh I agree. I do want Godsgrave the most though!

  13. The covers of both these books are amazing. I haven't read the first books of either but I want to read both. :)

  14. I'm such a loser. I still need to read the first book in each of these series. I don't even know what I'm waiting for. Maybe knowing the second books are coming out will give me the kick in the pants I need, haha!

  15. Wow, I can't wait to read both these books! Such great series! Great picks! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  16. I've still yet to read Nevernight even though it's been sitting on shelves since it released. *hangs head in shame* I'm so going to have to read it before Godsgrave is released. Great picks for this week, Brittany! :)

  17. Neither of these sound like what I normally read, but I hope you enjoy both of them.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier, Brittany.

  18. I need to read the first book, I saw it last year and wanted to pick it up but never got I guess I won't have as long to wait when I do!

  19. I'm SO excited for Godsgrave! I absolutely fell in love with Nevernight back when it first came out and I'm just dying for the sequel. I've never read the Thousandth Floor books, but it sounds pretty interesting! Great picks! :)

  20. Both great picks!! I still have to read Nevernight, but I got my copy so I might try it soon :) Hope you enjoy these titles when you get the chance to read them!!

  21. The Dazzling Heights has a stunning cover! Makes one all the more curious to have the book for that alone. Because we like to fill our shelves with pretty covers, right?? :)

  22. OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!! The SECOND book in the Nevernight series is actually almost here!!!! Where have I been?! Lol. Seriously AWESOME pick, Brittany!!! I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelves right away!!! SQUEEEEEEEE!!! Thanks for the heads up!!!! <3 <3 <3

    As for the second book in the Thousandth Floor series, I've heard great things aobut the first book, so of course I'm adding this one, too!!!! This is another seriously AWESOME pick!!!! You GO, girl!!!

    Thanks for visiting, and commenting on my CWW post!!! Happy Friday!!! <3 <3 :) :) :)

  23. Gorgeous picks this week Brittany :D Eee, I hope you will love them both. <3 And ahhhh, GODSGRAVE :D I NEED IT. SO BADLY. It's going to be AMAZING :D

  24. I actually didn't love Nevernight as much as most people seemed to (I didn't hate it either---I know it seemed to evoke STRONG emotions one way or another from people). Still, I'm eager to read the next installment because the story has stuck with me.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  25. oh wow, both great choices. I still need to read Nevernight! I hope you enjoy reading them! :)

  26. Both covers look great and they sound very intriguing. Happy reading.

    Best wishes

  27. I still need to read both of the first books...and I'm pretty sure I own both of them. I should get on that, I guess. Hope you love them both!

  28. Your Gifs are EVERYTHING. I haven't read any of these series but I love their covers. So glad you enjoyed them tho and I hope you read these soon. :D