Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Golden City, by J. Kathleen Cheney

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited about.

This week's pick:

Release date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Roc Trade
Format: Paperback, 352 pages

Goodreads description:
For two years, Oriana Paredes has been a spy among the social elite of the Golden City, reporting back to her people, the sereia, sea folk banned from the city’s shores....

When her employer and only confidante decides to elope, Oriana agrees to accompany her to Paris. But before they can depart, the two women are abducted and left to drown. Trapped beneath the waves, Oriana’s heritage allows her to survive while she is forced to watch her only friend die.

Vowing vengeance, Oriana crosses paths with Duilio Ferreira—a police consultant who has been investigating the disappearance of a string of servants from the city’s wealthiest homes. Duilio also has a secret: He is a seer and his gifts have led him to Oriana.

Bound by their secrets, not trusting each other completely yet having no choice but to work together, Oriana and Duilio must expose a twisted plot of magic so dark that it could cause the very fabric of history to come undone...

This books sounds so unique and amazing! Spies, sea folk, uneasy allies, Paris... Ocotber can't come soon enough :)
What do you guys think of my pick? Have you heard of it or read any early reviews? And what book are you highlighting this week?


  1. Love books about spies! And then sea folk on top of that does sound unique.
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  2. Oh this sounds goood and different! Great pick!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  3. I love the cover and the plot. Nice pick!


  4. Woha where did you find this one? I haven't seen it before but sounds so amazing. I hope you'll get to read it soon. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja Ĩitam, a ti?

  5. I don't read much adult fiction but that summary has too much of what I love in it to pass it up. It is added to the TBR.

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  6. Gorgeous cover and Paris? I'm in!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW! Jen @ YA Romantics

  7. I hadn't heard of this yet. Thanks for sharing, it does sound awesome! I always gravitate toward books that feature spies. Great pick!
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  8. I've not heard of this before, but the story and the cover looks amazing! :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!


  9. Haven't heard of this one! Will have to add to our TBR!

  10. Love the cover and the setting! And it sounds fantastic! Great pick, as per usual! :D

  11. Gah, how am I only seeing this now?! I was SO behind last week, I'm only beginning to catch up O.O Anyways, Sea Folk?! YES please, this sounds amazing Carmen!! I already want to learn more about these sea 'people' and what happened that they are banned from the City shore...eep! That cover is totally swoon worthy too ♥ Ahh visiting your WoW posts always lead to another gem added to my TBR pile haha! Thanks girl