Waiting on Wednesday: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine.
I am waiting for Red Sister by Mark Lawrence, to be released on April 4, 2017.

Red Sister

Here is the blurb:

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…

I’m looking forward to this one because:

I’m a huge fan of Mark Lawrence and I’m reading the e-ARC at the moment. It’s totally different from the other books he has written and it’s truly glorious. Even though I have the e-ARC, it would be real nice to have the hardcover copy on my shelf.

What new release are you looking forward to? Share your post in the comments below!

Waiting on Wednesday – The Court of Broken Knives

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and the book I’m waiting is

The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust, Book 1) by Anna Smith-Spark

It’s available for preorder here (sorry US folks, UK only for the time being but it will likely be available in the US.)
It’s grim and dark, so I’m eagerly waiting for it!

Here is the link to Anna’s web site for the updates: http://courtofbrokenknives.org/

The Book Blogger Task: Answers to Bookish Questions

I found this Friday blog tag on My Little Book Blog when I went through my WordPress feed and thought it would be nice to jump in the tag train. I’m giving some honest answers to the bookish questions below…

What are your top three book hates?

1) Love triangles dominating YA fantasy. I hate them. I hate them so much I’m running a series of posts featuring YA Fantasy books with no love triangles (and minimum romance.)

2) Books taking forever to come out. Winds of Winter and Doors of Stone being the most famous examples. I hate waiting for 5 years for a book after devouring the whole series, damnit!

3) Book not available where I live. I strictly buy e-books only and it’s very irritating when the books are available only in certain zones.


Describe your perfect reading spot.

I really don’t have one. I read on the buss, lunch table, waiting in the queues, anywhere and everywhere. But my favorite place would be somewhere quiet with a comfy seat.

Tell us three book confessions.

1) I’m mostly a grimdark and sword&sorcery epic fantasy fan but I like a good YA fantasy every now and then. Sometimes even children’s stories if the characters and the story are great.

2) I bug my friends to read the books I loved so I have someone to talk about them.

3) If the author is a nice, down to earth person I advertise the book 5 times more.

When was the last time you cried while reading a book?

I never cried while reading a book. I get mighty upset and felt great sadness when my favorite characters die or extremely sad things happen, but I don’t cry. But the closest thing would be the famous ‘Justice’ scene in King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.

What is your favorite snack while you’re reading?

Chocolate and Turkish delights!

Name three books you would recommend to everyone.

The first books will hook you into the series so I will recommend the first books of my favorite series.

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (read my review here)

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie (read my review here)

Magician by Raymond E. Feist (read my review here)

Show us a picture of your favorite bookshelf on your bookcase.

I don’t have a long term home right now and my everything is in storage. I have the bookshelves (they were shipped in the trunk pf my car when I relocated) but no books in it. Here is the pic and where Loki sits is my favorite bookshelf 🙂

Bookish kitty

Write how much books mean to you in just three words.

Meaning of life

What is your biggest reading secret?

I read the Dragonlance Chronicles at age 38. I read The Riftwar Saga at age 35. There’s a plethora of old classics of fantasy I’m still yet to read.