Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 49: Traitor Born, by Amy A. Bartol

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!

 Traitor Born
(Secondborn, Book 2)
Amy A. Bartol
Trade Paperback, 316 pages
     April 17, 2018       
Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Feminist Fiction,
Science Fiction, 
Young Adult Fiction

Rebel warrior Roselle St. Sismode returns in the second book of the epic Secondborn series by USA Today bestselling author Amy A. Bartol.

In the Fates Republic…
Firstborns reign supreme.
Secondborns kneel in servitude.
Thirdborns face death.
And Census shadows them all.

Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic’s armed forces. But the woman who bore her would sooner see Roselle dead than let her usurp her firstborn brother’s command.

The deadly war of intrigue between her new masters and her ruthless family is but one conflict challenging Roselle. A soldier for the rebellion has drawn her into a rogue army’s plot to overthrow the Republic and shatter its brutal caste system. Targeted by assassins and torn between allies, Roselle will have her loyalty, love, and honor tested in the greatest battle of—and for—her life.

Why I can't wait for this one!

Okay, so I'm a HUGE sucker for UTTERLY GORGEOUS covers. I am just visually gifted to a high degree, lol. And when those covers are accompanied by a kick-butt plot that includes a b***ss female protagonist, well. The book is sold, as far as this reader is concerned!! 
 As usual, I found out about all of this AWESOMENESS when I came across one of the sequels in a series! Well, in this case, I think I caught it just in time! This is only the second book, after all! Haha!! I'm still in time to catch up!  I can actually HEAR all of the other books patiently waiting on my TBR shelves GROANING in total despair, too.....
(This is irrelevant, of course, but don't you think this author looks like Madonna?)

Here's the previous book in this 
exciting series!! Click on the
cover for the Goodreads page.

I am a graduate of Hillsdale College, and live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons.  My family is very supportive of my writing.  They often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner.  They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real.  They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats.  They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making.  They have learned to accept my "writing uniform" consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants.  And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them.  In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed.

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



  1. I love flowers! That alone would be a reason to buy those books. Thanks for sharing and happy reading.
    My pick

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

    1. Hi, Vi!

      Me, too!! And the ones on these covers are truly GORGEOUS, especially since they look unusual. (Especially the "exploded" flower on the second cover.)

      You're very welcome for the sharing! Happy reading to you, too, and thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  2. I agree that this is a great cover. The plot of this one also sounds a little different. If you read this series I am curious as to what you will think of it.

    That picture does make Bartol look like Madonna.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Oh, DEFINITELY!! And I LOVE both covers!!

      You're right -- this is indeed a unique plot. I know I'm going to enjoy this novel, as well as the previous one! And of course I'll review!

      Yeah, doesn't it? I don't know if this was intentional, but there's a resemblance for sure.

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  3. Oooh, pretty covers! These books are totally new to me but that blurb has me intrigued!

    1. Hi, Sara!

      Glad you like them, too!! Yeah, I'm a HUGE sucker for pretty covers!! :) :)

      I came across these books while browsing on Goodreads, and added them to my GR shelves right away! Aside from the GORGEOUS covers, I'm VERY intrigued by their plots!

      Thanks so much for commenting back!! Sorry my reply is a bit late.... Sometimes I do get behind on my replies and comments back....:( HUGS!! <3 <3 <3 :)
      :) :)

  4. I love how this cover sort of looks the same but the leaves of the flower have been ignited. Super was to play up a cover. I haven't read any of these yet but your CWW feature seems to be good at adding books to my wishlist.

    BTW, I'm hosting my first Challenge in February. The rules are super easy (there is no horror involved) and there is even a prize. The boys said to make sure you know in case you want to join. It's called "They Call it Puppy Love" challenge.

    Have a great week my friend!

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Oh, that's a GREAT way to put it -- "the leaves of the flower have been ignited." LOVE that description! I LOVE both covers, even though I'm not a big fan of the color orange. (Especially since it's recently become the nickname of Donald Trump.)

      How nice to hear that my CWW feature is actually adding books to your wishlist!! Music to my ears!! :) :)

      So you have a new challenge coming up in February? AWESOME!! And I'm glad there's NO horror involved! Lol. I'll be sure to check it out!!

      Well, this reply is a bit late, so....I hope you enjoy the week of January 21st! Yeah, sometimes I do get behind on replying and commenting back....

      Thanks so much for the great comment!! HUGS TO YOU & THE BOYS, AND WOOF, WOOF TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  5. I have the first book on my wish list and hope to someday read it. The world building sounds amazing in this series. I hope you get a chance to read it, Maria!

    1. Hi, Wendy!

      I recently came across both books on Goodreads, and promptly added them to my shelves! Aside from the GORGEOUS covers, I also think that the world-building is, as you say, amazing!!

      I definitely want to read this series!!!

      Thanks for the nice comment, and sorry about the lateness..... :(

      HUGS TO YOU & MOUSE!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  6. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the synposis - engaging. Great pick! I'm heading off to checkout this series.

    Renee ~ My CWW

    1. Hi, Renee!

      YAAAAAAY!!!! SO GLAD you love these covers, too!!! And yes, the plots do sound AWESOME!!

      Hope you enjoy these! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  7. Oooh! Such a beautiful cover! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      Glad you like my pick!! I LOVE both covers!!

      Thanks for the comment!! <3 :)

  8. I agree that those covers are really beautiful! And I love discovering a new author and series at the beginning. So nice to not have many to catch up with. Enjoy!

    1. Hi, Kay!

      Yeah, they SURE are!! Glad you love them, too!! :) :)

      I agree -- it's nice to discover a new series when it's not that far along. I KNOW I'll enjoy these!!

      Thanks for commenting!! Sorry the reply is a bit late.... :( <3 :)

  9. Nice cover, no doubt. Looks like a great read! And hey it's a Michigan author too, I love reading books from authors that are local.

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Oh, DEFINITELY!! And it DOES look like a GREAT read, as well!!

      Oh, so you live up in Michigan? LUCKY YOU!! You get SNOW up there!! Yeah, you probably think I'm crazy for saying that, Lol. I live down in Florida and HATE the heat!!! LOL. LOL. LOL.

      Well, come to think of it, I would love to read some books by Florida authors! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  10. LOVE these covers! I think I prefer the cover of Traitor Born more though because the rose is on fire and it just looks really cool. Also gotta love a good dystopian story!

    1. Hi, Steph!

      Yeah, aren't they just GORGEOUS? I'm SO glad you love them, too!!

      I also like the way you put it: "I think I prefer the cover of Traitor Born more though because the rose is on fire and it just looks really cool." ABSOLUTELY AGREE!! But I ADORE both covers!!

      YAY for dystopian fiction!!! :) :)

      Thanks for the wonderful comment!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  11. This sounds great, definitely need to look into the first book!!!

    1. Hi, Jenea!

      ABSOLUTELY, these books are GREAT!! You do need to check out the first book, and then go on from there! :) :)

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

  12. Oh yeah, right there with you on the gorgeousness of this cover! AND intense, epic blurb is EPIC! Great pick!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      I'm SO happy EWVERYBOGY who's commented on this post has agreed with me about these covers!!! YAAAAAAAY!!! Oh, man, one of the perks of being a bookworm/bibliophile is finding GORGEOUS covers to feature on one's blog!!!!

      Thanks for the nice comment, Verushka!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  13. haha Amy TOTALLY looks like Madonna! and I'm with you about getting to series late, sucking for badass female protagonist and gorgeous covers! This cover is to die for! Thank you for bringing this one to my attention!

    1. Hi, Daniela!

      Yeah, doesn't she? Lol. It actually freaked me out when I first saw her picture, too. Lol.

      Yeah, it's really no fun when everyone but you climbed on the bandwagon AGES ago, lol. But heck, you can always catch up!

      I'm SO glad you love the covers!!! And the protagonist is indeed a GREAT ba***s character!!

      You're very welcome for bringing this book (as well as the sequel) to your attention! :) :)

      Thanks for the lovely comment!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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