Waiting on Wednesday (3)
Hey y’all!It’s Grace here to do Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where bloggers and readers showcase upcoming books that they’re looking forward to reading! I’ve just recently decided to partake in it (partly due to the girls over at Lit Up Review, where I also blog) and I’ve discovered so many reads that I’m putting on my to-read list. Without further ado, here’s this week’s pick! Novel: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini | GoodreadsRelease Date: September 2, 2014 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted...which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily's life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear.Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian . . . Lily's identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences.Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn't understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected.But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?
My Waiting on Wednesday pick is for Trial by Fire by the lovely Josephine Angelini. While I still haven't had the chance to finish her first series, I adored Starcrossed and the gorgeous mythology inside of it. Hearing that author cover the Salem witches? Sounds amazing! I think Angelini's graceful writing will do it perfect justice.I'm sick all the time (I actually have bronchitis right now) and so I can definitely identify with Lily missing out on a lot because of her allergies. A relatable main character plus an enticing paranormal element means that I think I'll love this one.I just read Conversion by Katherine Howe (review to come soon!) and that made me really want to read The Crucible, which put me in a witches mood. I love paranormal and I'm looking forward to a bit of a revival! It's a trilogy and it has a fresh spin.I can't wait for this one!