Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #133: Court of Fives, by Kate Elliott

This is a weekly event hosted by
It showcases future releases which
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!!

Here's my choice for this week!

Court of Fives 
(Court of Fives, Book 1)
Hardcover, 448 pages
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
August 18, 2015
Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, 
Science Fiction,Young Adult Fiction

In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.

Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test Kal's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
Why I'm waiting on this one!

I really like the plot of this unique mix 
of genres! The main theme is very 
interesting, too -- class and racial prejudices, 
and their effects on a society.
I also like that the female protagonist
rebels against her society's rules
to do what she has always 
dreamed of doing,
I've already added this novel to my 
Goodreads TBR!

What do you think of my choice?
What fascinating book(s) are 
you longing for this week?


  1. First off, love the character's name and the multi-genres. The blurb leaves me excited too. Thanks for sharing this interesting one :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  2. I have an ARC of this but I haven't read it yet. It sounds so good! Great pick this week!

    Here's my WoW
    xo Stephanie

  3. I've been seeing this around everywhere and it sounds so good! Great pick!
    Check out my WOW

  4. Hi, Shane!

    Oh, I agree -- the main character's name is great! The fact that this book has a mix of genres is also very interesting. Glad you like it!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!! : )

  5. Hi, Stephanie!

    Oh, you have an ARC!! Great! Hope you will enjoy it when you read it!!

    Thanks for the visit and the comment!! : )

  6. Hi, Lisa!

    Yeah, this looks TERRIFIC! I'm really excited about it! Glad you like it, too!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  7. This one does sound interesting! I love a good fantasy novel! Happy reading :)
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

  8. Great pick! This is going on my TBR list! It sounds really cool with (like you pointed out) the mixing of genres, and the cover is amazing :)

    Amy @Paperback Princess

  9. Hi, Ariel!

    I'm glad you agree that this is a very interesting book! And I love a great fantasy novel, too!!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  10. Hi, Amy!

    Yeah, I put this book in my TBR as soon as I saw it, too! And I agree -- that IS an amazing cover!! It caught my eye right away!

    Thanks so much for the visit and the comment!! : )

  11. Great pick! This one sounds really good. Hope you enjoy when you get to read =]

  12. Hi, Teresa!

    Oh, I'm glad you like this one, too! Yes,it does sound really good, and I'm sure the story will be as amazing as the cover!

    Thanks so much for commenting back!! : )


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