Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller







Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,  that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is



Summary (by Goodreads)

I Needed to Win.
They Needed to Die.
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 nobles who destroyed their 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 rings 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 thought that this title and summary sounded interesting.  In the interest of assassins (Throne of Glass), I just had to make mention of it!  Not sure if any of you feel the same way but I do find that more and more of the YA novels I read involve lesbian, gay and now gender fluid characters.  As long as it is introduced as an integral part of the character, I think this is great.  It shows acceptance of identity.   I think I'm going to add this title to my TBR list.  Sounds like something I might like.  You?

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