Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.
For our inaugural Waiting on Wednesday selection we’re choosing a book we cannot stop staring at: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan.
Because yes, we have been known to judge books by their covers. Sorry. (Pssst, not sorry.)
The story itself? We could take or leave the tale of two star-crossed lovers going on an adventure, but we love the hints of darkness.
Reign of Shadows — which already boasts some praise from Throne of Glass writer Sarah J. Maas — hits shelves both literal and proverbial on February 9, 2016.
Keep reading for a more official synopsis below the cut.
Destiny and darkness collide in this romantic, sweeping new fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan.
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.