Waiting On Wednesday 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at @Breaking The Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Published by: Orbit

Genre: Adult Fantasy

Publication Date: October 24th 2017

Pages: 480

*click on image for Goodreads link 



In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled — taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army. Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire.

Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to be a Falconer. Heiress and scholar, she was born into a treacherous world of political machinations.
But fate has bound the heir and the mage. And as war looms on the horizon, a single spark could turn their city into a pyre.

The Tethered Mage is the first novel in a spellbinding new fantasy series.


Many of my fellow Adult Fantasy bookworm buddies here in the blogosphere know that I’ve made this the year my return to Adult Fantasy. This isn’t to say I will be leaving YA Fantasy behind but rather in typical Lilly fashion, I will remain a versatile & diverse reader. I am currently reading my first adult fantasy in years, Red Sister by Mark Lawrence & enjoying it immensely. My curiosity today led me to Orbit’s home page since I know them to be one of the well known publishers of quality high Fantasy. I didn’t get very far though, my eyes feasted on this beauty & I stopped dead in my tracks. Both cover & Synopsis have my name written all over it haha! I also decided to do something I have only done once before (and never heard back lol)…I requested this book from the publisher (eeeeeK!) and hope to the Book Gods that I get approved. Zaira sounds like my type of protagonist…the bad a** with no desire to follow a corrupt government’s rules. Lady Amalia has also caught my interest since in the short synopsis, LOVE when scholarly characters are thrown into unlikely partnerships! these two sound like an unlikely pairing &  I’m super curious to see what adventures they get into.

Have any of my Bookish peeps heard of this one? yay or nay? I’ll be blog hopping all day today & adding to  my already out of control TBR so I’ll see ya around 😉

Author: LairOfBooks

"I didn't choose the Book Life, the Book Life chose me"

26 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday ”

  1. Ohhh… I don’t think I ever read an Adult Fantasy book. I am very curious on what you think on this book. I hope you get approved!

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    1. if you’re a lover of YA Fantasy like myself, sometimes I’m left craving a bit more world building. A bit more from the characters. A bit more from the magic system. Adult Fantasy gives me that extra i’m always looking for 😉 Thank you Nicole <3!

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  2. Great pick for this week Lilly. There’s something about the cover that reminded me of the Six of Crows duology, maybe the fact that it has a bird but when you look at it there’s more to the design than meets the eye. It’s a stunning cover though and this sounds like a great book as well. I really hope you enjoy it when it’s released, and that maybe it’ll be another success story from your return to Adult Fantasy, like with Red Sister. 😀

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    1. Thanks Beth! I couldn’t stop looking @ the cover, there def is more than meets the eye. I have my fingers crossed for an arc. Red Sister truly was a great starting point for me. I haven’t finished yet because I’ve been so exhausted lately, but it’s SO GOOD! lol. Thanks again Beth 😄💕

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      1. That’s all right, and yeah actually it seems to be a cover that hints at more under the surface. I wonder if that will be the same with the actual story.
        I hope you get an ARC in that case, also I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Red Sister as well! 😀 ❤


  3. I really like the sound of this! And I’ve been wanting to read more Adult Fantasy as currently the only one I’ve read is The Bone Season (which you know is my all time favorite lol). I will definitely be adding this to my TBR. Great pick Lilly and thanks for the rec! 😁♥

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      1. You’re welcome!! And YES! You must read TBS (well not must but I do hope that you do lol). 🙈
        And I’m even more intrigued by Red Sister now! I’m definitely going to have to check that book out at some point.


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