Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: September Books

Time for Nara's monthly Waiting on Wednesday post. Without further ado, here are the top two September release titles that I can't wait for!

Phoenix Overture (Incarnate #2.5) by Jodi Meadows

This breathtaking and lyrical novella captures a thrilling and momentous decision for a young man and the people he loves. Told from the perspective of Sam, the sensitive musician from Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate series, lifetimes before he meets Ana, Phoenix Overture is a story of love and loss, strength and courage, and facing the consequences of the hardest of decisions.

Phoenix Overture offers existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the intriguing history of Heart, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the romantic, captivating fantasy of the Incarnate series.

In the wilds around the Community where Sam and his family have taken shelter, life is dangerous. Dragons, trolls, centaurs, and other monsters fill the world. The word comes from the council that everyone must leave and journey to rescue their leader, Janan, who has been abducted by a mysterious new enemy in the north. Faced with overwhelming threats that bring death and destruction, Sam and the others reach the northern Range and, reunited with Janan, are given an unimaginable opportunity. Although it would give them the privilege to live and learn and love without fear, the choice is not without its own dire consequences. And lives—though not theirs—are sure to be lost. Just how much are they willing to give up to save themselves?

The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.

Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.


  1. I'm totally interested and waiting for Antigoddess as well! I want to see how the author would be able to twist and adapt that Greek mythology, although it does sound very romance-centered.

    1. Yeah it does seem like the romance will be a large focus, but I really love Greek mythology, so I'm definitely looking forward to Blake's spin on it!

  2. Haven't read either of this authors yet. So many good books...
    My WoW

    1. Incarnate is amazing, and Anna Dressed in Blood is quite good. So you should give them a try :)

  3. I'm really curious how Antigoddess is going to turn out!

    Ah yes, Phoenix Overture! I really should get around to reading Incarnate's sequel :)

    1. Asunder was quite good! I think it was better than Incarnate because Ana really developed as a character- she was a lot more interesting to read about! Can't wait for Infinite :D