“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
It’s time I post a fantasy book I’m waiting on, and I can’t think of a better one than Court of Fives by Kate Elliot, which comes out on August 18 this year. I haven’t read the author’s previous works, but it seems like she’s pretty awesome at fantasy worlds and all! It looks like it has everything I like in a fantasy: friendships, family, class structures, and of course the romance. (Never forget the romance.) Hopefully the competition The Fives turns out to be an awesome climax in the story.
In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott’s first young adult novel weaves an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.
Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
What are some fantasy books you’re looking forward to? What do you think about this book?