Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Long May She Reign 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.  I've picked a book by an author I've enjoyed in the past.  While I feel like there needs to be one more in her A Wicked Thing series, this new book sounds like a really unique story to me.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.

Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.

Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.

As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.


Sounds good to me, what do you think?  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

16 comments:

  1. I didn't like her debut duology, so I may pass on this book! I know I'm in the minority but I don't see the buzz around Rhiannon Thomas (with the movie/TV show/whatever is happening). BUT, black sheep. :D I may still read this one though. I love the cover!

    I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it, Lisa! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I did like the first one, it was a very unique story I thought. But this one sounds really different from them, but in a good way. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I definitely want to read this!! I still need to read A Wicked Thing which is on my TBR list but as a fan of retellings I'm hoping I love it as well. :)

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    1. I liked A Wicked Thing. It was a very different retelling for me. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. LOL We did pick the same heehee! So you know how I feel about it lol. Btw I love you header <3 I love that you put all your puppies!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog hope you'll visit again xoxo

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    1. Thanks! Have to have all my babies! I'll be sure to be back to your blog!

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  4. This one is definitely on my list. I'm all about stand-alones, and this one sounds amazing. Great pick!

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    1. Yeah, it seems everything is a series these days. It's nice to know when you finish a book you've finished the story.

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  5. Love that it is a stand-alone. It sounds awesome and I am adding it to my list right now.

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    1. That is definitely a plus! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Got this one on EW, I'm so excited to start 2017 off right!

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    1. I think I got it as well. Excited to see what this actually is! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I'm waiting on this one too! I like the fact that it's a standalone as well - you don't have a lot of YA books which have a fantasy kind of feel to them which are standalone! Exciting :3

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    1. It is so rare for standalones. I'm looking forward to that element as well. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Yes, it does sound good to me! Love the cover! Thanks for sharing (:

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    1. I think a lot of people are interested in this one. Thanks for stopping by!

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