Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Rise (Nightshade Prequel #2) by Andrea Cremer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  In fact, I believe it is probably the very first meme I participated in on my blog.  My first post for this was back in July of 2010, the end of my first year on the blog, and you can read it here.  I haven't done this as much lately, partly because I've been just trying to read as much as possible.  Partly because a lot of the books I pick are the same as a lot of other bloggers.  But, since I'm celebrating my 3rd Blogoversary this month, I thought I should visit all the memes I've done.
This time I'm choosing a sequel to a prequel.  I know, that sounds weird.  But I was able to score an ARC of Rift, the prequel to the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer at BEA this year.  You can read my review of it here.  And I LOVED it!!!!  It left with a cliffhanger, but in a good way.  In a way that I want to go on and find out what happens next!  Here is the blurb from

Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.I loved the characters in this book.  Not sure why, but I almost liked it better than the original series.  Not that the original series wasn't great!!  What book are you waiting on this Wednesday?

And while you're here, make sure to go enter my 3rd Blogoversary Barnes and Noble Gift Card giveaway.  Only 35 more followers needed as of the time I post this before I will add $10 to the amount of the prize!  So invite your friends over to follow me as well.