Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine (as seen on any number of book blogs but that I specifically borrowed from The Candid Cover) that showcases upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. Here at Completely Booked, this week’s pick for Waiting on Wednesday is:
Title: The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga #1)
Author: Elise Kova
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Summary (From Goodreads): Her vengeance. His vision.
Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.
Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.
When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.
He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.
Thoughts: First off, shout out to The Rivets Guild! If you aren’t participating in The Guild Games to get everyone excited for Elise Kova’s The Alchemists of Loom, you definitely should be. Clearly, I’m part of The Rivets Guild, but the other four guilds are just as great, I guess. :p
Anyways, I’m going to be honest, because I’ve always got to be honest with you guys (and gals, especially the gals), I haven’t actually read The Air Awakens series yet. I have the first book on my Kindle right now, as I write this and I will probably read it soon, but I haven’t read it yet. I will say that as per usual, a lot of what attracted me to this book was the gorgeous cover and the unique premise. At least, it’s unique to me. I’m not sure how similar it is to Kova’s other series, but from what I can tell they both seem to have vivid settings, rich storytelling, complex characters and a unique magic system so I’m excited for all of those aspects of the story. Wordbuilding is one of my favorite things about fantasy stories and this one seems to present to very different but still compelling characters who seem to be unlike anything I’ve ever encountered in a fantasy novel before. I feel like this is the sort of book I could see myself reading in one sitting.
Have any of you read The Air Awakens series yet? Did you like it? What books are you waiting on this Wednesday?