Waiting On Wednesday (1) : Dark Of The West by Joanna Hathaway

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine and is being adapted as Can't Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings.

Happy Wednesday, everyone! 

I hope you all are having a good week. I've decided to bring back Waiting on Wednesday posts on this solo blog as I miss doing them, and they used to be my excuse to find all the fabulous books to add to my TBR. It's not like I have too many books on there or anything!


by Joanna Hathaway
Series: Glass Alliance #1
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: February 5th 2019

He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner's Curse in Joanna Hathaway's Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.

Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.

Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.

Holy cow! Does this not sound amazing or what? I love the falling-for-the-enemy trope, and this one sounds even more intense with the war and the politics of the world building. And I'm already impressed with the world building just from the synopsis. I imagine the actual book will be even better! I will be eagerly awaiting this one!

Are you a fan of historical-fantasy YA? What are your favorite books in the genre? Are you looking forward to Dark of the West?
Let me know in the comments below!

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