Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Death Marked (Leah Cypess)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Death Marked (Death Sworn, #2)
Title: Death Marked (Death Sworn #2)
Author: Leah Cypess
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
A young sorceress’s entire life has been shaped to destroy the empire controlling her world. But if everything she knows is a lie, will she even want to fulfill her destiny? The sequel to Death Sworn is just as full of magic and surprising revelations, and will thrill fans of Leigh Bardugo and Robin LaFevers.

At seventeen, Ileni lost her magical power and was exiled to the hidden caves of the assassins. She never thought she would survive long. But she discovered she was always meant to end up, powerless, in the caves as part of an elder sorcerer’s plan to destroy the evil Empire they'd battled so long. Except that Ileni is not an assassin, and she doesn't want to be a weapon. And, after everything, she’s not even sure she knows the truth. Now, at the very heart of the Empire—its academy for sorcerers—the truth is what she seeks. What she finds challenges every belief she holds dear—and it threatens her fledgling romance with the young master of assassins.

Leah Cypess spins an intricate and beautiful conclusion to Ileni's story. In the end, it may not be the epic decisions that bring down an empire, but the small ones that pierce the heart.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: Magic + Assassins - my two favorites back together again! I really enjoyed the first book, Death Sworn, and can't wait to see how it all ends! 

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. Oh wow. I haven't come across the first book of this series but this one definitely caught my attention. I'm definitely gonna add Death Sworn first and I'll see how that one goes!

    Here's my WoW pick this week.
    Amanda @ Fandomly Bookish

  2. That drew me in on sorceress! Haven't heard of the series but I do hope to get my hands on it!

    My WoW

  3. I really want to read Death Sworn! Magic and assassins are a combination that almost never fails with me. :)

  4. Ah, I have Death Sworn on my TBR list. I read Leah Cypess' s Mistwood, and I enjoyed it, so I definitely need to check out this series. Magic +'re right, it sounds like a potent mix, hehe.

    Axie @ Books are Bread