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:

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams ChimaFlamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima (The Shattered Realms #1)

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher: HarperCollins

Anticipated Publication Date: April 19, 2016

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine…

Cinda Williams Chima is quickly becoming one of my favourite YA fantasy authors thanks to her fabulous Seven Realms series, so of course I need to check this one out. Even better? FLAMECASTER is apparently set in the same world as the Seven Realms books, a generation after Raisa and Han’s adventures. *cue squealing*

Her books are so thrilling and they’re full of diverse characters…and swoon-worthy romances. Who could say no to that?

Have you read anything by Cinda Williams Chima? What YA fantasy authors do you admire? And most importantly, what titles are you waiting on this week?