Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 42: The Traitor's Game, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

 The Traitor's Game
(The Traitor's Game, Book 1)
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Hardcover,  400 pages
Scholastic Press
February 27, 2018       
Fantasy, Romance, 
Young Adult Fiction

Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well -- and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home.

The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what -- and who -- it is they're fighting for.

Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this epic tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.

Why I can't wait for this one!

I NEVER get tired of kick-butt heroines, and it sure looks like the one in this book will be an incredible one, who won't sit down for a minute! Plus, there's a hint of romance, and to top things off, a grand tale of fantasy! And last but definitely NOT least, that cover just ROCKS!! I really need to get this one!!

New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her husband, three children, and a dog that won’t play fetch. She is the author of The Ascendance trilogy, beginning with The False Prince; the Mark Of The Thief series, and the forthcoming A Night Divided. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains. 

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  1. What a lovely cover and the premise also sounds great. Have you read the previous books in this series? I know the author's name, but haven't yet read any of her books. Thank you for swinging by and I hope you love reading this one!

    1. Hi, Sarah!

      Yeah, that cover grabbed my attention right away! As for the previous books.....OOPS!!! This is actually the first book, so that's a typo up there. I'm glad you mentioned "the previous books"! Lol. I'm going to change that right away! :)

      This is the first book by this author I've come across, but she's got several published novels, most of them in series. I LOVE epic fantasy, so I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy reading this one!

      You're very welcome for my visit! Thanks to you for commenting back!! <3 :)

  2. There's so much to look at on this cover. I love the black roses. I am definitely interested in picking this one up.

    The boys send WOOFS and sloppy doggy kisses!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yeah, the cover is AWESOME!! I love the black roses, too!

      Glad you like my pick!!

      Thanks for commenting back, and for sending WOOFS and "sloppy doggy kisses"!! Sending WOOFS and human kisses right back to the boys, and HUGS for you!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. Kick ass heroines for the win! I'm so excited for this book and I hope it's as amazing as it sounds.

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Hi, Brittany!

      Yeah, these heroines really make books exciting to red! Glad you like them, too!!

      You're very welcome for the sharing! Thanks for commenting!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

  4. I've seen this cover, but I hadn't read the synopsis before now. It sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it, Maria!
    My WoW

    1. Hi, Sandra!

      Yes, this really does sound interesting! I discovered it recently, too.

      Glad you like this one, too!

      Thanks for commenting!! ๐Ÿ˜€✌

  5. This certainly sounds amazing! Great pick this week. :)

    1. Hi, Jenea!

      Yes, it SURE does!! Glad you agree!

      Thanks for commenting!! ๐Ÿ˜€✌

  6. Wow what a cover on this one. Hope it's as awesome as it looks!

    1. Hi, Breg!

      Yeah, this cover is just AMAZING!! And it does look like the book will live up to it!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  7. That cover is EPIC! I hope the read is wonderful! Kestra sound like a fantastic heroine!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Yeah, it SURE is!! I think the read will indeed be wonderful! With a heroine like Vestra, I don't see how it wouldn't. :)

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

  8. That cover is gorgeous and I like the sounds of the synopsis as well, especially Kestra.

    1. Hi, Suzanne!

      It SURE is! I see that lots of people like it! And with this GREAT heroine and synopsis, I KNOW this book will be a GREAT read!

      Thanks for commenting back!! <3 :)

  9. That cover looks really intriguing. Fantasy is one of the genres I like to read. And that sounds very good. Thanks for sharing. And sorry for my late comment.
    My Pick

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

    1. Hi, Vi!

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

      Fantasy is also one of my favorite genres, and this one definitely has a great plot.

      You're welcome for the sharing! :)

      No worries about the late comment! Sometimes I get behind on commenting, too. Thanks for dropping by!! <3 :)


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