Waiting on Wednesday: Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron

Posted January 18, 2017 by Samantha in Waiting On Wednesday / 2 Comments

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Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine .

Island of Exiles (The Ryogan Chronicles, #1)

Goodreads Description:

In this diverse, gritty survival fantasy, a girl warrior turns against her island clan to find the brother they claim died, uncovering secrets. Perfect for fans of Graceling and Snow Like Ashes.

In Khya’s world, every breath is a battle.

On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.

But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya’s home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy who challenges her at every turn. The council she hoped to join has betrayed her, and their secrets, hundreds of years deep, reach around a world she’s never seen.

To save her brother’s life and her island home, her only choice is to trust Tessen, turn against her clan, and go on the run—a betrayal and a death sentence.

Release Date: 2/7/17

I’m glad we don’t have a long wait for this because it sounds fantastic!

 

Samantha

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Posted January 11, 2017 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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Posted January 9, 2017 by Samantha in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Posted January 7, 2017 by Samantha in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Posted January 3, 2017 by Samantha in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
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Posted November 16, 2016 by Samantha in Giveaways / 0 Comments
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