Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, where you can feature books you are excited about and have yet to read. These are generally books that have not been released yet! This is based on Waiting on Wednesday which was originally hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week I am featuring the upcoming sequel to one of my FAVVVVORITE reads of 2018! This one boasts a dark and gritty world, a captive princess fighting to regain her throne, and an enslaved people under a terrible rulers demands.
THIS COVER! OH MY GOODNESS. I AM OBSESSED. I cannot wait to continue this story from Ash Princess and see where Theodosia ends up.
The Kaiser murdered Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo’s country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess–a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn’t realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.
Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage–Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser’s rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.
To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.
Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.
Even though this book comes out in just under a week I made a FANTASTIC trade for the ARC of Lady Smoke that I am so excited to get! I also have the ARC of Ash Princess and my collection will be complete. I am SO SO SO excited to read this! Lady Smoke releases on February 5, 2019. If you would like to pre-order here are some links: