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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Steel Lily by Megan Curd

Steel Lily by Megan Curd

Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Steampunk
Series: The Periodic Series #1
Release Date: August 20th, 2013

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.

But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.

…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.

Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

We were lucky enough to get an ARC of STEEL LILY and will be reviewing it tomorrow, so make sure to come back!


Wayfarer by Lili St Crow

Wayfarer by Lili St Crow

Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Tales of Beauty and Madness #2
Release Date: March 6th, 2014

They hear the spirits.They must obey.

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court–one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong comes a captivating new series that blends elements of fantasy and horror with the pulse-pounding action and romance that have earned her a devoted readership worldwide.

What are you waiting on this week?


68 Comment

  1. Steel Lily looks so good! I will definitely be checking out your review for that one :)
    I haven’ gotten around to reading Nameless yet, but I am excited that it’s a continuing series!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It was pretty enjoyable :) NAMELESS was great and I’m so happy she’s continuing the retellings

  2. Tanja says: Reply

    I haven’t heard of either of there. But Steel Lily sounds really great. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Great picks :)

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Glad we could introduce you to something new :)

  3. Jess says: Reply

    I got an ARC for Steel Lily for a blog tour and I can’t wait to read it! And the Wayfarer book looks SO good. Plus that cover is excellent!

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it. Yeah, the Tales covers are pretty

  4. Great choices! I’m ridiculously excited about Wayfarer but haven’t heard of Steel Lily, it’s going on the wishlist and I look forward to reading your review!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Happy we could introduce you to something new!

  5. I haven’t really gotten into the Steampunk genre yet, but I want to check out the Lili St. Crow series :) And Steel Lily sounds interesting as well! Great picks.

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Tales of Beauty and Madness is really interesting. It’s paranormal but not, sort of post apocalyptic dark paranormal fairy tale retellings… Lots of things going on.

  6. I haven’t heard of either of these, but I’m adding them to my TBR list! The first one sounds really intriguing–I love books about people controlling the elements. And I just love the cover of Wayfarer! That is another one that sounds amazing. :)

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Elemental magic/control is always fun to watch/read about. I really love it.

  7. Sandy says: Reply

    Oh those books sound really good! I have the first book in the Tales of Beauty and Madness, but haven’t read it it. And I love elemental novels so Steel Lily sounds so good. I going to add that to my TBR pile. Nice choice and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      You should hurry up and read Nameless! It’s good!

  8. I have the first book, Nameless, but I haven’t read it yet! I should really get to it soon though. The sequel has such a pretty cover :D

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      You really should. It’s so enjoyable and dark and twisted :) I hope they keep this style of cover for the entire series.

  9. Jessica@a GREAT read says: Reply

    Oooh nice! Curious about Lili’s new series! Still need to read her first one though! Hope you enjoy these both once you read them!

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It’s good! I think you should read it XD

  10. Great picks. I’d love to read that series :)

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It’s really interesting

  11. I’m not really into steampunk (though maybe I should give some a try) but I actually like this cover for Steel Lily. Simple yet appealing to the eye as well. I’m really looking forward to the review so I can see how you liked it. This is the first time I am seeing Wayfarer though I recognize it as a sequel. I’ll have to look into the first book. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Steel Lily is steampunk but there’s also strong dystopian elements as you go through. The Tales of Beauty and Madness is a really good series. More people need to check it out.

  12. I haven’t read Nameless yet, but I’m looking forward to this series because it sounds just so awesomely perfect. Great picks, thanks for stepping by and sharing!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It’s a pretty awesome series

  13. Awesome picks! I, too, have an ARC of Steel Lily. Megan Curd is one awesome chick. I can’t wait to read it this weekend. I haven’t heard of your second choice, but just added the first book to my TBR. Thanks!

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      I hope you enjoy it!

  14. Steel Lily does sound interesting, lucky you guys to get an ARC and check it out!

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Yeah! Alise was so excited to get it (as pretty funny watching her freak out over it)

  15. Carol says: Reply

    This sounds quite interesting. My WoW choice is here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/07/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html
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  16. I haven’t heard of either, but they both sound interesting, especially Crow’s. Thanks for stopping by!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      They do sound interesting! Hopefully we like them (I think we will)

  17. i’ve been meaning to pick up a book by lili st. crow. i’ve heard great things about her. wayfarer sounds awesome!

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      she is a really good author

  18. Both of these are great picks! I love the cover for Wayfarer also. My WoW.
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It’s so pretty!

  19. I LOVE and adore Lili St. Crow!!!! Must check out this book:))
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Yes! I’ve only read her YA stuff but her writing is good :)

  20. Ooh, Steel Lily sounds awesome! I still need to get around to getting my hands on a copy of Nameless, but hopefully it’ll happen soon because I loved the sound of it!
    Great picks! I’ll definitely be checking back for that review tomorrow! :)
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      I hope you get Nameless soon! It’s good :)

  21. Annie says: Reply

    These are two fantastic covers! I haven’t started St Crow’s series yet but it seems interesting. Cool picks! :-)
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      They are pretty awesome!

  22. Kritika says: Reply

    Oooh the steampunk one looks really cool. I will look forward to your review! I’m now following via RSS feed.

    Here’s my WOW post.

    1. Bec says: Reply

      Yay! I hope you enjoy following us :)

  23. Steel Lily sounds good! About a water Elementalist! Love those kinds of books. I still need to read the first book in Tales of Beauty and Madness series. Thanks for stopping by!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      I like elemental related books too. They just attract me for some reason…

  24. Aman says: Reply

    I’ve seen Wayfarer around and I’m very curious to know how the cover relates to the story. It’s so freaky yet gorgeous., and the girl’s feet are white O.O I’m definitely going to check out that series. On another side note, I don’t think the synopsis for Wayfarer is right.
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Oh you’re right the synopsis has changed. That’s my pick from last weeks wow. I shall tell Alise. Thanks for letting us know.

  25. Aylee says: Reply

    Wow, the cover on that first one is awesome. Looove steampunk. Both of these are new to me so thanks for putting them on my radar!

    1. Bec says: Reply

      No worries :)

  26. I haven’t encountered both of these books ever before but they sound interesting. Especially Steel Lily.
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Steel Lily was interesting! Happy we could introduce you to it :)

  27. They both sound great – beautiful covers too!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      They are really pretty

  28. Steel Lily sounds super interesting. This is my first time hearing of it. I’m about to go read your guys’s review of it. Woo!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It seems we’re introducing it to a lot of people

  29. STEEL LILY sounds really cool! I haven’t heard of it before. I’ll have to go read your review and see what you thought of it. Will have to add it to my TBR pile if you liked it :)
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It does sound awesome :)

  30. I haven’t read the first book from Lili, Nameless. How was it? I’m afraid to read this series. Haha
    Steel Lily sounds cool, though. Haven’t read much of steampunk. I should start now! :D

    Thanks for droppin by my Wednesday post!

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It was a nice and dark tale with fairy tale elements I really enjoyed it.

      Steampunk is an awesome genre :)

  31. Love the sound of both of these books especially Steel Lily, which looks like a fun steampunk entry!
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      It does!

  32. Steel Lily sounds really interesting, I hadn’t heard of it before! And I love the cover of Wayfarer, not my normal kind of book, but maybe the gorgeous cover will convince me to read it :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post a few days ago, sorry I’m just getting around to commenting on your blog now (it was the last week of the semester and things were a little crazy!).
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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Happy we could introduce you to it! And this Lili St Crow series (can’t be bothered to type out the name) has gorgeous covers.

  33. (just read your review for Steel Lily :D) Great pick!

    Wayfarer sounds pretty awesome too! I haven’t read the first book though :)

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    1. Bec says: Reply

      Nameless is good! I can’t wait to continue the series

  34. I didn’t read the first book in the series, but they both sound really good. Great pick. Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

    1. Bec says: Reply

      They do! Thanks :)

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