Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday #30: City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2) by Andrew Shvarts

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  My choice this week is a sequel to a book that was definitely a unique story I got to read this past summer.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

While war rages in her Western homeland, Tilla of House Kent is far away, safely cloistered as a ward of the King in Lightspire. She's best friends with the Princess, treated like nobility, and is even given a spot at the prestigious University, where only the Kingdom's finest are educated. And yet, she finds herself unhappy, haunted by memories of her beloved brother, Jax, and plagued by a deeper sense of uncertainty, of not fitting in.

Her boyfriend, Zell, who is now a recruit for the City Watch, puts on a brave face to hide the pain of leaving behind his Zitochi identity, while Princess Lyriana, stripped of her role as Mage, has begun rebelling against her conservative upbringing: drinking, partying, and hooking up with random boys.

Then, Tilla returns to her quarters one night to find the cold body of her roommate. The girl was the daughter of an Eastern diplomat, well-known to be troubled, so the school has no trouble ruling it a suicide and sweeping it under the rug. Tilla doesn't buy it. And despite the urging of just about everyone in her life, she can't let it go. She digs deeper, along with Zell, Lyriana, and the Archmagus-to-be Ellarion, unearthing a conspiracy that goes from the highest of the nobility to the most dangerous depths of its criminal underbelly...and whose sinister mastermind is a face all too familiar.


Have you read the first book, Royal Bastards, yet?  If you click on the title there, you can go read my review of it.  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

42 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. You should check it out for sure, it was a good start in the first book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I haven't read Royal Bastards yet but it's on my TBR!

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    1. Hope you get to it when you get a chance, it was pretty good! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I've not yet read the first book, "Royal Bastards", but it's on my TBR pile. Too many books, so little time.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    Halloween Book Bingo

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    1. It was a good start to this series. But I know what you mean about the TBR pile! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I knew right away what series this was from. I'm still trying to get the first one from my library. Nice choice and PURPLE! Doesn't take a lot to excite me today.

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  5. I'm so mad at myself for not reading Royal Bastards yet, I even have a copy! Now that I know the sequel is coming out, I'll definitely be catching up.

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  6. I have not read the first one; but i'm glad you're excited for the sequel! Hope it's a good one.

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  7. I think I need to pick up the first book because this one sounds really good. Great choice!

    Jenea's Book Obsession's CWW

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  8. I just got my copy of the first book and now theres already a second one coming out. I better get to it.
    Great choice this week :) Here is my WOW 

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  9. YES YES YES I want to read the first book so badly! And the covers are stunning, too. I can't wait to read your review of the first installment. Thanks for sharing it on this post!

    My CWW: https://bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/2017/09/27/Waiting-On-Wednesday-Fall-Edition

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  10. I haven't read the first book yet, but I hope you enjoy this next installment!

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  11. I haven't read the first book, but this one sounds interesting. I may have to check it out. I hope you enjoy reading this, Lisa.

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  12. Oooh yes, I am SO excited for this one too! I LOVED Royal Bastards, it was so freaking perfect- witty, yet full of adventure- and I am really anxious to read this one too. Great pick!

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  13. I have not but it sounds amazing!
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

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  14. Ooh that's the first time I've seen the cover for this one. I still have to read the first book, but this one looks pretty exciting!

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  15. I love the cover of this book! I didn't totally enjoy book one but I may give this sequel a chance. Happy reading, Lisa!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Book 1 wasn't perfect, but I do want to go on and see what is next. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Oh hello, I'd forgotten about this series and now book 2 is out! I love these titles, I really do -- the author is taking no prisoners with them!

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    1. Well, technically book 2 isn't out till next year, but yeah. I'm a little unsure about putting the titles in my school library, but they are good ones! Thanks for visiting!

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  17. I still need to read the first book, which I really am going to read. It was one of my anticipated reads for this year, and I am hoping to get them all read before 2018.

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    1. I'll be so impressed if you get them all read! I never seem to get all my TBR list done. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Oh gosh, now I really need to get my butt in gear and read the first book in the series. This sounds great!

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  19. First of all, SO sorry for the late comment back, Lisa! Sometimes I do get behind in my replying and commenting back.... :(

    This series is completely new to me, and it does look VERY intriguing! I don't think I've ever come across a fantasy novel or series with a murder mystery and conspiracy thrown in. (Maybe The Game of Thrones series includes this type of thing, but I haven't read tht one yet, either.)
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    Thanks for putting this one on my radar! It's going straight to Mount TBR!! Lol. Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! <3 <3 :) :)

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  20. The title sounds good *smile* Seems like the novel is about bastards, right? Hope you´ll enjoy your pick. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

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  21. This one sounds like a really enjoyable series, Lisa. Once I've whittled down my TBR, I'm going to get hold of this one:). Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Ah, why wait, go ahead and add it to the TBR now! lol. Thanks for visiting!

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