Nov 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday {7}: Falling Kingdoms

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where bloggers post about much-awaited releases!
Title: Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Release Date: December 11th 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined: 
Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct. 
Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making. 
Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield. 
Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword... 
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
I read somewhere that after dystopia/post-apocalyptic, the next trend would be YA high fantasy. I love high fantasy - though, yeah, all I've read as of now are the first three books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series and Eragon, but still! - so I really can't wait for Falling Kingdoms!
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  1. This sounds like an awesome fantasy read!
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  2. I loved Eragon, so I'm sure I'm gonna love this too. Great pick :D

  3. I've been interested in this one since I first heard of it. The reviews so far seem to be good, so I hope it doesn't let me down.

    Good choice!

  4. I've read some amazing reviews of this book. I can't wait either!

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  5. Love the cover! I'd be happy if the new trend is high fantasy haha.

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  6. Awesome c hoice! I actually have an ARC of this but haven't read it yet. I've heard great things about it though! But honestly, I am a little nervous because I wasn't a fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, and Falling Kingdoms does sound quite similar to it. I guess we'll find out!

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  7. I really want to read this one, so sad I haven't been able to get my hands on the ARC!

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  8. Great pick! I can't wait to read this one it sounds amazing! I was so lucky to meet Morgan Rhodes at NYCC she was so sweet.

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  9. I'm dying to read this one. The cover is fantastic.


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