{Waiting on Wednesday} Vengeful, The Governess Game & Smoke in the Sun

Posted March 7, 2018 by Bee, Liza & Leah in Waiting on Wednesday / 19 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Wishful Endings, in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for


{Waiting on Wednesday} Vengeful, The Governess Game & Smoke in the Sun


by V.E. Schwab
Series: The Villains #2
Published on September 25th 2018
by Tor Books
Genres: Fantasy

Also by this author: A Darker Shade of Magic

The sequel to VICIOUS, V.E. Schwab's first adult novel.

Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there's Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn't know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

Why I’m Waiting: Vicious was one of the first books I read from author V.E. Schwab and I fell in love with it. Morally grey anti-heroes with superpowers? YES PLEASE. I’ve been waiting for a sequel ever since it came out and now it’s finally coming and I couldn’t be happier. Also that cover is gorgeous and I absolutely will have to buy the new edition of Vicious so I have a matching set.


{Waiting on Wednesday} Vengeful, The Governess Game & Smoke in the Sun

The Governess Game

by Tessa Dare
Series: Girl Meets Duke #2
Published on August 28th 2018
by Avon
Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance

Also by this author: Romancing the Duke, The Duchess Deal

He’s been a bad, bad rake—and it takes a governess to teach him a lesson.

The accidental governess.

After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud: duke’s heir in the streets and devil in the sheets. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart... without risking her own.

The infamous rake.

Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to give her an education—in pleasure. That should prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling... and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

Why I’m Waiting: Because I LOVE Dare’s The Duchess Deal and she can do no wrong in my eyes. I can’t wait to read her next book in the series.


{Waiting on Wednesday} Vengeful, The Governess Game & Smoke in the Sun

Smoke in the Sun

by Renée Ahdieh
Series: Flame in the Mist #2
Published on June 5th 2018
by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Also by this author: The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)

The highly anticipated sequel to Flame in the Mist--an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless from the bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn

After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice--to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor's ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.

With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.

Why I’m Waiting: Renee Ahdieh’s name is on here! While I had my quibbles with Flame in the Mist, I’m curious to see how everything ends.

What are you waiting for this week?

Bee, Liza & Leah

About Renée Ahdieh

Thanks so much for checking out my site! I had a hard time writing a serious bio in the third person, so here’s a little blurb about me, followed by some more nonsense meant to take up room and trick you into believing I’m important:
I live in North Carolina (Go Heels!) with my husband Victor and our dog Mushu. My YA fantasy novel, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, is available wherever books are sold. In my spare time, I like to cook, dance salsa, and wreak havoc on the lives of my character

About Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twelve historical romance novels and four novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award and multiple RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in a dozen languages.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a pair of cosmic kitties.

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19 responses to “{Waiting on Wednesday} Vengeful, The Governess Game & Smoke in the Sun

  1. Great picks, I’ve been dying too read the Flame In The Mist book for a long time now, I can’t believe the second book is coming out in June. I really need too read the first book soon. Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW!

  2. WOWOWOW!!! What an AWESOME trio of books!!! Heck, I want them ALL!! They ALL sound intriguing, as well as exciting!! As for the covers, my FAVORITE is the one for “Smoke in the Sun!!!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

    I’ve heard of Adieh’s book before, but not the other two (although I HAVE heard of the authors). I’m adding all three to my Goodreads shelves! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂 🙂

    Thanks as well for commenting on my “Can’t Wait Wednesday” post!! <3 <3 🙂 🙂

  3. Sammie

    Oh my gosh, Smoke in the Sun has the prettiest cover! Ah, I love it! Sounds like a great book, too.

    I’m really looking forward to Time Was by Ian McDonald. April 24, so it’s getting close now! I’m excited. 😀

  4. Just like you haven’t read a book by David Levithan, I haven’t read a book by V.E. Schwab yet, Bee. Where should I start? D: Also didn’t know The Governess Game had a cover yet. I loved the first book so I definitely can’t wait to read the next one. And I never got around to actually buying Flame in the Mist (yet). So sad. Great pick, everyone!

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  5. Kay

    I had not heard of Vicious, but saw it on another blog. Love the new cover and I found my library has it. May try it out soon before the 2nd book comes out. Thanks for the info!

  6. Greg

    The Schwab one looks really good, I may have to start with this series when I try her books. I’ve heard good things. And beautiful cover on Smoke in the Sun!

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