Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

Tower of ThornsTower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier (Blackthorn & Grim #2)

Genre: F

Publisher: Roc

Anticipated Publication Date: Noember 3, 2015

Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion, Grim, have settled in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn’s bond to her fey mentor, hoping to avoid any dire challenges. But trouble has a way of seeking out Blackthorn and Grim.

Lady Geiléis, a noblewoman from the northern border, has asked for the prince of Dalriada’s help in expelling a howling creature from an old tower on her land—one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns. Casting a blight over the entire district, and impossible to drive out by ordinary means, it threatens both the safety and the sanity of all who live nearby. With no ready solutions to offer, the prince consults Blackthorn and Grim.

As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of this puzzle together, it’s apparent that a powerful adversary is working behind the scenes. Their quest is about to become a life and death struggle—a conflict in which even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides.

Of course I’m chomping at the bit for TOWER OF THORNS! I mean, it’s the sequel to one of my favourite books of 2014. The amazing characters, beautiful writing, and fairy tale quality made it impossible to put down. All of my friends are probably sick of me talking about how amazing that book was, honestly. So when I saw that the sequel had a title, a cover, and a synopsis, I admit to a certain amount of fangirlish glee. And what a cover! Roc has been very kind to Juliet Marillier.

If you haven’t read Dreamer’s Pool yet, be sure to do so before Tower of Thorns comes out. I’m positive that it’s going to be EPIC. It’s hands down one of my most anticipated reads for 2015…I’m just sad that it won’t be out until so late in the year! Waiting with bated breath.


  1. Me too, me too, me too!! You and Mogsy both, man 😉

    1. Hahaha, yes this little corner of the internet is full of Marillier fans! 🙂

  2. Yep. Is it out yet? Can I haz?

    1. Make it November right now!!!

  3. This is a popular WoW pick this week! I just saw this cover and I’m VERY excited:-D

    1. It’s been everywhere! I can’t wait for more Blackthorn and Grim…love ’em.

  4. OK, I’d better bump Dreamer’s Pool higher up my TBR list (and it’s already pretty high; I got it for Christmas.)

    1. Yes, you definitely should! It’s such a gorgeous book. Juliet Marillier is a relatively new-to-me author and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on her work for so long!

    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    • 8 years ago

    I’m excited I nominated the first one for my book club and it won, so I’ll be reading it in March. Really looking forward to it 🙂

    1. AHHHH yay! I know you’ll love it, I hope your other book club members do too 🙂

  5. Haha, yep, great minds. There are at least three of us that I saw featuring this one as our WoWs this week and why not! The first book was so good, and I’m really hoping this sequel will live up to it. So far the cover is promising 😀


    1. Right? I’m just happy this series is getting so much love. I am not ashamed to admit that I judge books by their covers (at least partially), and this one is no exception. SO PRETTY!

  6. The cover is amazing. I think we are all going crazy waiting for this one!!

    1. I knooooow! I love the illustration style. Give it to me NOW!

  7. Another reminder to read Dreamer’s Pool!! And if I do it before November I can geek out over this with the rest of you 🙂

    1. YES MIRIAM! You need to read it. I have a feeling it’ll be right up your alley.

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