Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (232)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Madly
Author: Amy Alward
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster imprint)

From Goodreads:

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn.

Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam's family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they've fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime?

And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news. 

No big deal, then.

I really enjoyed Amy's previous books, The Oathbreaker's Shadow and The Shadow's Curse, so I'm looking forward to this new series. When I first found it I thought it took place in a medieval setting, but with the megapharma company, world news, and social media mentions, I'm thinking maybe not. ;)

Note that Madly is called The Poison Diaries in the UK, releases on July 2nd, and this is the cover. Which do you prefer?


  1. I got the Oathbreaker books on my pile, but didn't get to them yet. Hope you enjoy her new series! And I like this cover and title better than the UK version.
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  2. Hm, I thought this took place in a medieval setting too. Sounds like a blending of the two! I cannot wait to for this as well. Great choice!

  3. Haha! This one looks like a really interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I'm really looking forward to reading this one as well. It sounds pretty excellent and I adore the cover!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian