Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (68)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly, bookish meme created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The meme helps book bloggers and readers shine a spotlight om some of the many upcoming releases that we are all patiently (but most likely impatiently) waiting on. Get it? You can find out more information on the meme on her blog, Breaking the Spine.

So you're interested in sharing some of the books you're waiting on with your readers!? That's great! To participate in Jill's meme, all you need to do is:
  • Create your own Waiting on Wednesday post that features an upcoming title (or titles)
  • Be sure to credit Jill in your post
  • Link up to the Linky on Jill's blog

Waiting On...

Title: Bloodline: New Republic
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: LucasBooks
Publication Date: May 3, 2016


When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.

Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy — from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.

As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position — even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing…

Why I'm Waiting...

I'm hoping that you all know this by now, but if not, here it is again... I'm a huge fan of Star Wars. One of the new canon books that really surprised me was Claudia Gray's Lost Stars. I hadn't read anything by her before, so reading Lost Stars felt like a little risk for me, and it was one that paid off. I just thought that the novel was so well done, and I really enjoyed reading about completely different characters in a world in which I was already so familiar.

Claudia has a prequel to The Force Awakens coming out that I need to get my hands on! I knew that I was going to read this when only the title was out there, but now that I know that this book deals with Leia, I'm even more excited! I'm really interested to see how Gray comes up with the prejudice against Leia, and I really want to see how the Resistance rises.

What Are You Waiting On...

Okay, so I realize that not all of you are probably as excited for Bloodline: New Republic as I am, but not to worry! I want to know what books you're waiting on this week, so feel free to leave a comment or a link to your own Waiting on Wednesday posts down below!

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