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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WoW: Beyond A Darkened Shore + Your One & Only

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!

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date:  April 10th, 2018
Buy Links: Indigo
The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

This cover is just gorgeous. I can't stop looking at it and petting it when it's on my screen. Based on this cover alone, I'd buy this book.

But then I read the synopsis and I'm even more excited. A princess with mind control powers and a mystical crow that's actually part of the plot and not just a symbol?! I need it.

Jessica Leake is the author of the adult novels Arcana and The Order of the Eternal Sun both with Skyhorse. She worked for years as a psychotherapist, but even though she loved her clients, she couldn’t stop writing. She lives in South Carolina with her husband, three young children, a lot of chickens, and two dogs who keep everyone in line. Beyond A Darkened Shore is her YA debut. 
Connect with Jessica: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Your One and Only by Adrianne Finlay
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date:  February 6, 2018

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack?

While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn’t help. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

For some reason, I find the cover really alluring and I can't stop looking at it!

I'm really in the mood for a sci-fi right now. I've been reading a lot of fantasy and fluffy contemporary and I'm looking for a change in what I normally read. 

Originally from Ithaca, New York, Adrianne Finlay now lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and their two young daughters. She received her PhD in literature and creative writing from Binghamton University, and is an associate professor of English at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. She is also an avid soap maker, and sells handmade soap locally to raise money for type 1 diabetes research.
Connect with Adrianne: Website | Twitter | Instagram 

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! :)


  1. So many pretty covers! I am equally excited for Beyond a Darkened Shore, it looks and sounds amazing. Also have to admit that I now love when book covers have crows, I blame Leigh Bardugo for that. Great picks, Brittany!!!

    1. Your choice is really awesome! Awesome book cover. Books sound so interesting. I am waiting for its release and exited to read it as well as suggest this book to bloggers, co-writers, students and learners whom I am providing master business writing services - including arranging, quantifiable examination, varying, editing, and evaluating at Dissertation Help UK as they all love read such kind of interesting books.

  2. Yessss. I want that first one too, so badly :D Just saw it days ago, and oh, it looks STUNNING. And sounds awesome :D I hope it will be up on Edelweiss ;) Hope you'll love them both Brittany. <3

  3. Such interesting choices! I haven't heard of either of these before, but Beyond A Darkened Shore looks awesome :) Thanks for sharing, Brittany!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  4. Both books sound really good and have great covers. I'm curious about the stories too. Awesome picks! Hope we all enjoy them :)

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  5. One look at Beyond a Darkened Shore and swoon! That cover . . . And it does sound good! Will definitely have to check it out :D

  6. Oh man, both of these books sound so interesting! I love their covers too. Great picks!

  7. Princess with powers!! That's always fun :D I love that cover---but I tend to love almost all covers with blackbirds/crows/ravens on them LOL. The second one looks super interesting! That would be scary to be the last human in a sea of clones! D:

  8. Two new books to add to my TBR!! These both sound amazing and I am really interested in both of them. Thanks for sharing these, Brittany!! :)

  9. Wow! Both of these books sound awesome! Thanks for checking out my WoW!

  10. Oh wow awesome cover. Beyond A darkened Shore I think I might be tempted to get jsut for that cover too- and the story also sounds pretty good. Great picks!

  11. OMG!!! What AMAZING picks, Brittany!! I LOVE them both!!

    The covers are STUNNING, and the plots, AWESOME!! I enjoy reading both fantasy and science fiction, so both of these are right up my alley! BTW, the cover of "Your One and Only" seems to suggest a female profile. Very unique!!

    Thanks for sharing my next two additions to my Goodreads shelves!! Also, thanks for visiting and commenting on my "Can't Wait Wednesday" post!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  12. Girlfriend! You're killing me with these 2018 titles!

  13. Girlfriend! You're killing me with these 2018 titles!

  14. Oh wow, these both sound so amazing. And I completely agree with you about the cover on the second one. I stared at it for a long time before I could tear my eyes away long enough to read the blurb. Great picks this week!

  15. 'Darkened Shore' looks absolutely beautiful! That's one I'll definitely have to keep my eye on. :)

  16. I stopped by your blog today.
    Love your banner.

  17. I LOVE THIS, I HAVE TO ADMIT I have never heard of these books before but that is what I love most about this feature. Thank you for introducing these books to me! :)
    I hope you enjoy them when you read them! <3

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