Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 57: These Rebel Waves, by Sara Raasch





Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!



This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

For more information, please click HERE.

As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
There's also a Linky widget, so participating blogs can link up!




Here's my choice for this week!



 These Rebel Waves
(Stream Raiders, Book 1)
Sara Raasch
Hardcover, 320 pages
Balzer + Bray
     August 7, 2018      
Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Pirate Fiction,
Young Adult Fiction 



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29422091-these-rebel-waves?ac=1&from_search=true





 Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.



Why I can't wait for this one!

Well!! This book looks ALL kinds of AWESOME!! OMG.....ALL THAT MAGIC!! ALL THAT INTRIGUE!!
"I wants it, my Precious!!" says Gollum. And I like the fact that one country has a theocracy for a government. Wonder how THAT will work out with the rest of the plot elements..... But the BEST of all is that the female protagonist is VERY obviously kick-butt. Yup, that TOTALLY does it, for me! Lol.  And OH, YES, there are PIRATES, too!! (Hey, this is the author of the Snow Like Ashes books!!)






Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books, too. Not much has changed since then -- her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. She is the author of the NY Times bestselling Snow Like Ashes trilogy and These Rebel Waves, a duology. Neither features her hand-drawn pictures.

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What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!


  

28 comments:

  1. OMG yes I am super excited for this one as well. I can't wait to see this new series! My CWW

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    1. Hi, Eve!

      YAAAAY!!! I'm SO glad you're just as excited about this book as I am!! It SURE looks GREAT!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  2. The theocracy thing is Interesting. It would be good if the author explores that in terms of this nags like politics and society. That is one of the nice things about fantasy. Writers can let thier imaginations run free and delve into all kinds of issues based on hypothetical situations and society.

    Have a great week Maria!

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    1. Hi, Brian!

      Yes, the theocracy angle does sound interesting. I want to see how that plays out! I don't think theocracies are an ideal form of government, by any means. Modern societies are much too pluralistic for that.

      It's indeed wonderful that fantasy writers are able to play with different imaginary scenarios for how societies can develop. This goes all the way to Plato's "Republic", which is an fascinating mix of fiction and nonfiction. Such scenarios make for some great (and sometimes frightening) reading!!

      Thanks for the interesting comment! Hope you've been having a great week, too!! <3 :)

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  3. You keep picking out ones with amazing covers! This one is no exception. Wow- stunning. Plus pirates.

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    1. Hi, Greg!

      Glad you like the covers I pick!! I'm a VERY visual person, so beautiful covers will ALWAYS attract my attention!! This one is certainly stunning! And yeah, PIRATES!! Can't wait!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  4. If this book isn't as amazing as I'm imagining it to be then I'll just lie down and die a little. I want to read and love it SO badly. <3

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    1. Hi, Steph!

      Oh, I'm pretty sure this book will be as amazing as it looks and sounds!! But I'm STILL crossing my fingers!! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  5. Far out, that cover is spectacular! I hope it lives up to how good it looks, Maria!

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    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Yeah, isn't it? I've never seen a cover like this one before!! Glad you love it, too!! :) :)

      I sure hope the story lives up to the cover's greatness, but I have a feeling it will!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!! <3 ,3 <3 :) :_) :)


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  6. Oh wow! This sounds like it will be one amazing read and the cover is just gorgeous!

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    1. Hi, Jenea!

      YEAH, it SURE does!! And I've never seen a cover quite like this one before! LOVE it, and I'm glad you do, too!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  7. I completely agree, this sounds amazing. I'm super excited and I love that there are pirates:-)

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    1. Hi, Tammy!

      It SURE does!! I'm glad you're just as excited as I am, and that you're happy about the pirates, too!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  8. I haven't heard of this one, but it does sound really good! I can't resist the pull of magic in a book. I really like that cover too. I hope you enjoy this one when you get to it, Maria!

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    1. Hi, Wendy!

      I was SO HAPPY when I came across this book! So I'm SUPER glad you like it, too! Like you, I can't "resist the pull of magic in a book." Very well put!! And the cover is just STUNNING!! I KNOW I will greatly enjoy this novel!!

      Thanks for commeitng!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  9. This looks great and the cover is gorgeous! My only concern would be a love triangle but I'm definitely putting this on my list of books for 2018. Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy it!
    Laura :)

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    1. Hi, Laura!

      Oh, I sure hope there's no love triangle! But I am willing to find out, anyway, lol. This book looks GREAT when one considers the AWESOME cover, as well as the EXCITING plot!! I can't WAIT for those pirates!!

      You're very welcome for the sharing! I know I'll enjoy it when I get to it! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  10. I love the cover and I excited to read it! Great Pick!
    My WOW: https://booksofteacups.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/waiting-on-wednesday-beneath-the-citadel-by-destiny-soria/

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    1. Hi, Anna!

      Yeah, this book is getting a LOT of cover love!! Glad you like my pick!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  11. This sounds like an awesome book! I have to add it to my TBR list!
    Mary my Can’t Wait Wednesday!

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    1. Hi, Mary!

      Yes, it SURE does! And I agree that you have to add it to your TBR list!! Lol.

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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  12. Ooo *drools* I love that cover AND that premise, Maria! I hope you love this one:))

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    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Yeah, drooling is a very appropriate reaction to this cover and plot! Lol. I'm feeling the very same way!! I know I'll love this novel!!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  13. You can almost tell from the cover that it's the author of Snow Like Ashes. That is one gorgeous cover! And pirates? I'm definitely going to have to give this one a read.

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    1. Hi, Barb!

      You certainly do have a point there! This cover has the same vibe as the "Snow Like Ashes" cover! And it just as gorgeous as those other covers, too!

      I figured the pirates would get your attention! Lol. So yes, you DEFINITELY have to read this one!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF, TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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  14. Oooh! This book sounds awesome! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      Yes, it SURE does!! Glad you love it, too!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

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