Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine, and it gives you a chance to spotlight a book that you are eagerly waiting to be released.

Sword and Verse (Sword and Verse, #1)
This week, I picked:
Sword and Verse
By Kathy MacMillan
Publication Date: January 19, 2016

From Goodreads:

Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

Why I picked it:

Well, other than a gorgeous cover, I picked this book because it sounds similar to Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore, and I absolutely adore her books and the kick-butt characters she creates. If you want to read this and see how things turn out for Raisa, click here to put your name on the Hold List

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