Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and is a great way to showcase upcoming books we’re excited about. This cover was just revealed by Mr. Wendig himself, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue the story of Cael and Gwennie. Look how pretty!
Blightborn (The Heartland Trilogy #2) by Chuck Wendig. Release date: July 29 2014 (Skyscape). Under the Empyrean Sky was one of my top ten YA books of 2013, so you can imagine how excited I am to read this one. This time we get to see what’s going on in the floating cities, which were only background elements in the first book. (Although I sure had fun down there in the corn!) Gorgeous cover, right? Here’s the synopsis (from Amazon):
Cael McAvoy is on the run. He’s heading toward the Empyrean to rescue his sister, Merelda, and to find Gwennie before she’s lost to Cael forever. With his pals, Lane and Rigo, Cael journeys across the Heartland to catch a ride into the sky. But with Boyland and others after them, Cael and his friends won’t make it through unchanged.
Gwennie’s living the life of a Lottery winner, but it’s not what she expected. Separated from her family, Gwennie makes a bold move—one that catches the attention of the Empyrean and changes the course of an Empyrean man’s life.
The crew from Boxelder aren’t the only folks willing to sacrifice everything to see the Empyrean fall. The question is: Can the others be trusted?
They’d all better hurry. Because the Empyrean has plans that could ensure that the Heartland never fights back again.
Chuck Wendig’s riveting sequel to Under the Empyrean Sky plunges readers into an unsettling world of inequality and destruction, and fleshes out a cast of ragtag characters all fighting for survival and, ultimately, change.
Under the Empyrean Sky is now available for only $3.99 on Kindle, so this is a great opportunity to read it before Blightborn comes out. So, what are you waiting on this week?