Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #287: Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event which had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From Goodreads:

The start of a fierce fantasy duology about three maidens who are chosen for their land's greatest honor...and one girl determined to save her sister from the grave. 

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame. 

When Alu's ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her. 

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.

Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon is due out October 29th, 2019 from Delacorte Press.

Why am I waiting on this one? I like the idea that she aims to save her sister by healing the ruler. I think it's interesting that it doesn't seem like her sister feels the need to be saved. I would go along with Kammani's thinking on the situation though. I look forward to reading about the intrigue and hope she can save her sister.

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. That cover is pretty. I hope you enjoy reading this!
    My WoW

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy Prince of Killers as well. It sounds interesting.

  2. I haven't seen this one before. It sounds really intriguing and I absolutely LOVE the cover. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. This sounds pretty damn good! Definitely something I would read and hopefully enjoy. Great choice!

  4. I've been really excited for this one too! It sounds like it's going to be really exciting and I love the cover!

  5. I've seen this one around a lot. It sounds like a really exciting fantasy. Hope you enjoy!

  6. This is a new to me title. I love the cover and definitely will have to check this one out. I hope you love it when you read it.