Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) by Rhiannon Thomas





Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.  This week I've chosen another sequel to a book I really enjoyed, one that really hit my need to read as many fairy tale retellings as I can.  The first one was A Wicked Thing, and you can read my review of it HERE.  Now I'm just ready for the sequel, and hoping I can get the e-galley once again so I don't have to wait quite as long.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:



Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

Aurora is determined to free her home from the king’s tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan’s kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.

As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.

Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before.


I'm so ready to find out what happens next!  To see if there is someone I really want her to be with and fall in love with.  What book are you waiting on this week?

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68 comments:

  1. I still need to read the first one but this is definitely a series I want to get in to. I really like the cover. Great choice for W.O.W.

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    1. There were a lot of mixed reviews on the first one, but I enjoyed it, and kind of need to see where it goes next. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love fairy tale retellings. Hope you love this one!

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    1. Me too! Loved some of the things in the first book that I'd never thought about, so hoping this one will continue to do the same. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I haven't seen the cover for this one yet. It's pretty! I still need to read the first book, but I have time. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. Great covers for both of them so far! You should give the first one a try. Like you said, when you get time! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I didn't know this was going to get a sequel. Oh how interesting! Great pick this week Lisa!

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    1. I was glad it did, it just left off and who knows what would happen! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I was so excited for A Wicked Thing when I first heard about it but then I read a ton of mixed reviews and lost a bit of interest. I didn't know it had a sequel though and I think I'd enjoy a series more so I'll have to pick book 1 up :) I hope you enjoy Kingdom of Ashes when it releases!

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    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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    1. Yeah, there were a lot of mixed reviews on it. I had some issues with it, but enjoyed it's uniqueness enough that I am wanting to read on and know what happens next. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I know this one is the continuation of the retelling of Sleeping Beauty! I haven't started the series yet, but in general I would like to. I haven't seen a retelling of that fairytale except for this one before...

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    1. It's pretty good, and had some interesting thoughts about the actual story in the first one. Hope you're able to read it some time!

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  7. I haven't heard of this series before but it sounds interesting. Plus I love retellings so I will have to check it out.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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    1. It is a neat retelling. You should check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I had The Wicked Thing on my TBR list for a while, and i have to confess that i had no idea that it was part of a series. Now i really want to read it, and have to get my hands on it soon. Thank you for reminding me ad letting me know that it is a series :)
    Great pick.

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    1. I didn't realize it would be a series until the way it ended either. I would suggest giving it a try. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds really good, Lisa!

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    1. The first one was definitely a unique read, and a good one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I loooove fairy tale retellings! This looks really different and very good. Thanks for the share.

    Christina 2 Books & Prejudice

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    1. I love the as well, and this one had a very unique twist on Sleeping Beauty, you should check it out. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds like something I would enjoy!! I will be sure to keep an eye out for it :)

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    1. If you enjoy fairy tale retellings, ones that are very different from the original, this is one to pick up. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I love retellings! adding this to my TBR! Awesome pick!
    Sandra @Sandrathebookorm

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  13. I haven't heard of this series before, but it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading this book.
    My WoW

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    1. I can't wait to get my hands on it and find out what happens next. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I felt very meh about book one, but I liked it enough to want to read book two! I'm kind of annoyed that it wasn't in this latest Harper upload today. -_- Ah well! I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Lisa :)

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    1. It wasn't exactly what I'd expected, and there were a few things in it that I was meh about, but for the most part, like you, I liked it enough I want to read on. Yeah, didn't think about it, but wish it had been in that Harper upload too! Although it was already kind of like Christmas looking through it. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  15. Oh ma gosh! Thanks for reminding me I still need to read A Wicked Thing. I can't believe I let this one slip from my mind. Great pick :)

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    1. Well maybe you'll get around to it right before this one comes out and be able to read them right in a row. That's always nice. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I haven't heard of this series but it looks interesting. I may need to add this to my TBR. Check out my WoW here.

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    1. You should definitely give it a try. Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Oh this sounds awesome! I haven't read A Wicked Thing yet, so I should read that book ASAP before this one comes out. Thanks for the book recommendation.

    Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

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    1. It will give you a little time, this one isn't out till February. Glad you found a new one to add to your TBR! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I was just kind of on the fence with the first book, but this one does sound pretty, now that the story can be developed a little more! And I just loooove the covers of this series! Lovely pick, Lisa.
    Thanks for sharing + stopping by by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. There were some things I really liked in the first one, but then things that like you, I was on the fence about. But I liked it enough to need to read on and see where the author takes the story next. And yeah, beautiful covers! Thanks for visiting!

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  19. Gorgeous cover and it sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing =D
    Happy Reading,
    Wendy (Cupcake Queen)
    My WoW pick: http://acupcakeandlatte.blogspot.com/2015/08/waiting-on-wednesday-reign-of-shadows.html
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    1. Of course the covers drew me in, but the book was good as well.

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  20. Why have I never heard of this! Retellings usually don't do much for me but I'm oddly intrigued by this one. I'll have to check out the first one!

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    1. It's definitely a very unique take on the story. I do suggest giving it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. That sounds cool - I should probably read the first one. I love reading fairy tale retellings!

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    1. If you like them, then this is right up your alley, you should check it out. Thanks for visiting!

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  22. I've been meaning to read the first book! Now I want to read it even more! This sequel looks so fantastic! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

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  23. This one is on my TBR as well. I'm also looking forward to seeing what happens next! I think it's going to be awesome :)

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    1. It definitely left us hanging a bit at the end of the first one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. I haven't read the first one, I will definitely add this series to my tbr. The cover of this book is so pretty! Great pick!

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    1. Love the covers, and you should check it out if you get a chance! Thanks for visiting!

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  25. Love fairytale retellings. Will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Then this will be right up your alley! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. I still need to read the first book in this series, but man are those covers gorgeous!!

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    1. I just love the covers! You should definitely pick up the first one when you get a chance. Thanks for visiting!

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  27. I've seen the first one around. I might pick it up someday. I hope you get an e-galley! :)

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  28. Yesss I want to know too! I'm so curious if she'll pick a guy or not since the first book wasn't very clear on that. Great pick!!

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    1. Right! Couldn't tell what she was going to do in the first one. It almost seems like it is going to really alter the fairy tale and not have a perfect prince. Thanks for visiting!

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  29. Kingdom of Ashes sounds very interesting. Hope you enjoy it as much as the first in the series. :)
    @dino0726 from 
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    1. I'm hoping maybe it will be even better if it answers some of the things left hanging in the first one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. This is such a TERRIFIC pick!! Although I haven't heard of it before, I ADORE fairy tale retellings! And I like how the Sleeping Beauty in this one isn't just passively waiting for Prince Charming, but is taking matters into her own hands. There's nothing like a kick-butt heroine to get me interested in a book. I am now desperate for this one to release! ! Thanks for sharing!! : )

    Come on over and check out my WOW:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/waiting-on-wednesday-137-keeper-by.html

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    1. It's such a different take on the story. You should definitely check it out! Thanks for visiting!

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  31. I haven't read book #1 but I'm always up for a good fairy tale retelling. Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. YOu should definitely give this one a try. Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. I haven't read the first book yet, but I've been meaning to. I love these covers. Great pick, I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    1. Thanks! Hope you get a chance to read the first one soon. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  33. Haven't heard of this one before, but I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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