Waiting on Wednesday (10): Unchained and The Burning Sky

New WoW“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Two books have my attention this week, and because I feel more confident with the dent I’m making in my to-read list, I feel better about looking forward to these books,

12081652Unchained by J. Lynn

Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by Entangled: Edges
Genre: Paranormal romance
400 pages


Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just…wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can’t shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything–and she’ll need Julian’s help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her…and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

So I’m one of the few people these days who hasn’t read anything by this author yet. I know that it’s practically blasphemy to some of her fans, but this one is the start of a new series and it does sound interesting.

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas17332556

Expected Publication: September 17th 2013 by Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult fantasy
Pages: 464 pages


It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning…

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.

Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he’s also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to avenge the death of his family—even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.

But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.

I almost always play as a mage in my video games, so this one seems like it’d be right up my alley.

What are you waiting for?

What do you think?

  • Both look like great choices. The Burning Sky cover is very eye catching and I am a big fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout. I just finished the Covenant series and loved it!
    Here’s my WoW pick this week

  • Raina says:

    Great picks! I’ve had my eye on The Burning Sky for a while now too and anything by Lynn/Armentrout. Hope you enjoy both when you get your hands on a copy.

    Raina @ The LUV’NV

  • I featured Unchained by J. Lynn before so like you I’m very much excited to read it. I’ve already read The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas and it was awesome. I hope you’ll love as much as I did. ;D

    Mitchii @ The AeropapersWaiting on Wednesday

    • Playing Jokers says:

      Oo! Glad to hear you liked it! I saw a recent negative review from someone so it made me a little nervous. I think it’s one of those you either love it or hate it.

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