Waiting on Wednesday [201] – THE RISE OF IO by Wesley Chu

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that we’re excited about with other bloggers and readers.

Yay for cover reveals! We finally have a cover for Chu’s next book, the beginning of a new series set in his Tao universe:

The Rise of IoElla Patel – thief, con-artist and smuggler – is in the wrong place at the wrong time. One night, on the border of a demilitarized zone run by the body-swapping alien invaders, she happens upon a man and woman being chased by a group of assailants. The man freezes, leaving the woman to fight off five attackers at once, before succumbing. As she dies, to both Ella and the man’s surprise, the sparkling light that rises from the woman enters Ella, instead of the man. She soon realizes she’s been inhabited by Io, a low-ranking Quasing who was involved in some of the worst decisions in history. Now Ella must now help the alien presence to complete her mission and investigate a rash of murders in the border states that maintain the frail peace.

With the Prophus assigned to help her seemingly wanting to stab her in the back, and the enemy Genjix hunting her, Ella must also deal with Io’s annoying inferiority complex. To top it all off, Ella thinks the damn alien voice in her head is trying to get her killed. And if you can’t trust the voices in your head, who can you trust?


The Rise of Io by Wesley Chu. Releases in October 2016 from Angry Robot. Actually, I’m not sure this is a series, because I don’t see anything listed on Goodreads. But in any case, I’m super excited to meet some new characters, especially since Io is a female quasing. Plus, I LOVE this cover artwork, and the fact that it’s so different from the last series.

Let me know what you’re waiting on this week:-D

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Posted June 15, 2016 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 13 Comments


13 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [201] – THE RISE OF IO by Wesley Chu

    • Tammy

      I think because it’s a new series in the “old” world, you could probably just pick things up here.