Waiting on Wednesday | #38

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

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It is set to be released on August 29, 2017, by Sourcebooks Fire.

I have heard so many people who have this as an ARC and they’re loving it! The main character is gender fluid and this would be a wonderful read for teens who identify as gender fluid. It is so rare for even a character, main or side, that identifies as one. I am so excited to read this when it comes out later this month!

This is one of my favorite covers of the year. It is so beautiful. I love the touches of green, blue, yellow, and pink. I love how the weapons wrapped around and the colors of the weapons itself. I don’t like the typography alone but it works well with the artwork. It doesn’t take away from the artwork. I don’t know if the author’s name should be up at the top, maybe it should be under the title? I don’t know. It feels odd for it to be there, out of place. 

Sallot Leon is a thief and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class and the nobles who destroyed their home.

When Sal Leon steals a poster announcing open auditions for the Left Hand, a powerful collection of the Queen’s personal assassins named for the rings she wears — Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst, and Opal — their world changes. They know it’s a chance for a new life.

Except the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. But Sal must survive to put their real reason for auditioning into play: revenge.

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