Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta

Publish Date: August 8, 2017
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

I opened up Goodreads and this was the first thing I saw (someone had added it to their TBR list). The cover is so stunning and the synopsis so interesting, that I was immediately excited for it. Too bad it's almost a year away.

Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a lucrative scheme to buy her back, inadvertently binding herself to the power-hungry Princess Bryn, who wants to steal her father’s throne.

Now Faris must smuggle stolen magic into neighboring Avinea to incite its prince to alliance—magic that addicts in the war-torn country can sense in her blood and can steal with a touch. She and Bryn turn to a handsome traveling magician, North, who offers protection from Avinea’s many dangers, but he cannot save Faris from Bryn’s cruelty as she leverages Cadence’s freedom to force Faris to do anything—or kill anyone—she asks. Yet Faris is as fierce as Bryn, and even as she finds herself falling for North, she develops schemes of her own.

With the fate of kingdoms at stake, Faris, Bryn, and North maneuver through a dangerous game of magical and political machinations, where lives can be destroyed—or saved—with only a touch.


  1. Ooh nice! Seeing this one around a bit lately! Hope you enjoy it too!

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  2. That is a stunning cover, but I'll wait for the reviews to see if I want to read this one or not. I've been burned too many times by beautiful covers.


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