Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday #17 - Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings and spotlights the books we are excited about and have yet to read. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday which is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

I can't wait for...
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Expected Publication: August 29, 2017
by Sourcebooks Fire

Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action. 

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class--and the noble who destroyed Sal's home. 

When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand--the Queen's personal assassins, named after the ring she wears--Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. 

But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. A childhood as a common criminal hardly prepared Sal for the trials. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive. 


I was lucky enough to snag an ecopy of this from Netgalley a few months back and am really looking forward to starting it! It really does sound a lot like Throne of Glass and maybe a hint of Nevernight as well, but I'm eager to read some fantasy with a gender fluid character (because I just don't read enough lgbt / diverse books). Plus I love unique worldbuilding so that's a huge motivator as well. 


  1. What a beautiful cover this book has! Hope you enjoy it when you read it!

  2. Ooh nice! Been seeing a lot lately! Cover is very pretty! Can't wait to hear your opinions about it!

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