is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t. I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Alone reading the summary sounds thrilling. Horse racing, fire, and riders who will compete with each other and risking their lives to win that seem to be a novel I want to read.

And the cover – holy moly!

This book will be the first part of a (so far unnamed) dilogy.

Author Scott Reintgen
Publishing Date January 21, 2020
Publisher Crown Books For Young Readers
Format Hardcover

Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they´ve raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode the fastest. Centuries of blood and fire carved their competition into a more modern spectacle: The Races. Over the course of a multi-day event, elite riders from clashing cultures vie to be crowned champion. But the modern version of the sport requires more than good riding. Competitors must be skilled at creating and controlling phoenix horses made of ash and alchemy, which are summoned back to life each sunrise with uniquely crafted powers to cover impossible distances and challenges before bursting into flames at sunset. But good alchemy only matters if a rider knows how to defend their phoenix horse at night. Murder is outlawed, but breaking bones and poisoning ashes? That´s all legal and encouraged. In this year´s Races, eleven riders will compete, but three of them have more to lose than the rest – a champion´s daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary´s son. Who will attain their own dream of glory? Or will they all flame out in defeat? 

And what are you waiting for? Let me know your thoughts about this one or leave me the link to your WoW and I check it out.

Happy reading & waiting on

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  1. This is a brilliant concept, and sounds really intriguing. I'm going to keep an eye out for this one!
    Here's what I am featuring for today's Wednesday post.

    1. Could be a great read. At least I hope so. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oooh! That looks like an awesome cover! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. Beautiful cover and I have a soft spot for horses and horse-like creatures so phoenix horses sound wonderful! Great choice!

  4. This sounds awesome! I am immediately adding this to my TBR. I pretty much love everything about this, especially the phoenix horses!

    1. It does sound pretty fascinating, does it. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. This is a great pick, it sounds like it will be a good one!

  6. Best. Cover. Ever! I am adding this to my TBR right now!

  7. This is not to me but sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. Thank god we all have different taste when it comes to books *smile*. Otherwise it would be boring, right? Thank you for your visit, Tressa.


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