“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
War erupts in this bittersweet sequel to “Of Metal and Wishes”, inspired by The Phantom of the Opera and called “relentlessly engrossing” by The Romantic Times.
In the year since the collapse of the slaughterhouse where Wen worked as her father’s medical assistant, she’s held all her secrets close. She works in the clinic at the weapons factory and sneaks away to nurse Bo, once the Ghost, now a boy determined to transform himself into a living machine. Their strange, fragile friendship soothes some of the ache of missing Melik, the strong-willed Noor who walked away from Wen all those months ago—but it can’t quell her fears for him.
The Noor are waging a rebellion in the west. When she overhears plans to crush Melik’s people with the powerful war machines created at the factory, Wen makes the painful decision to leave behind all she has known—including Bo—to warn them. But the farther she journeys into the warzone, the more confusing things become. A year of brutality seems to have changed Melik, and Wen has a decision to make about him and his people: How much is she willing to sacrifice to save them from complete annihilation?
Why I’m Waiting Anxiously
I absolutely loved the first book in this Duology (I know, not many authors go for Duologies nowadays, so knowing that Of Metal and Wishes is a duology kinda excited me- weird? Maybe!) but there were some things left unresolved at the end of the first book. Will the Noor win their fight? Will Wen and Melik be together again? Is Melik still as idealistic as he always was or has war hardened him? Is this book going to live up to the five star rating I gave Of Metal and Wishes?
Also, that cover is beautiful! These books have had such lovely covers!
I read the first book on PulseIt and I really want to buy it, so I might be making a dual purchase of both books once I have some monies in my bank account!
What is your Waiting on Wednesday this week? Anyone else out there excited for Of Dreams and Rust?
Much booky love
E. St. C