Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WoW: Court of Fives (Kate Elliott)

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:

Court of Fives (Court of Fives, #1)
Title: Court of Fives
Author: Kate Elliott
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown BYR
In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.

Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test Kal's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: This was on my radar for a while (I'm a sucker for competitions in fantasy settings), but after one of my favorite authors personally recommended it a few months ago (I recently discovered she even blurbed the book!) I've been super-eager to get my hands on it! 

So what book are you waiting on?

1 comment:

  1. That sounds really exciting. Like you, I love competition novels with fantasy settings. And the cover is gorgeous!