Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (192)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

This week, I'm waiting on:

The Reader by Traci Chee
Release date: September 13, 2016

A stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and Bone
Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

With overlapping stories of swashbuckling pirates and merciless assassins, The Reader is a brilliantly told adventure from an extraordinary new talent.

I think this sounds like a promising new fantasy novel. I've noticed that there are a lot of books lately set in worlds where reading is outlawed. I'm hoping I'll like The Reader as much as I liked Ink and Bone.


  1. This looks intriguing. Not sure if I'm convinced by the cover, but the blurb sounds good. Great choice!

    My WoW post.

  2. You had me at pirates! Love the sound of this one. Great pick, Christina!

  3. This does sound like it could be good. Between the absence of books and the pirates I'm kind of intrigued.


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