Waiting on Wednesday #91 – Thief’s Cunning by Sarah Ahiers

Posted May 3, 2017 by Lillian in Features / 1 Comment

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m impatiently waiting on Thief’s Cunning by Sarah Ahiers. This is a companion novel to the author’s debut Assassin’s Heart. I LOVED this book so much. It was one of my favorites from 2016. When I found out there was a companion novel about the little girl she rescued, I may have fangirled a bit. I cannot wait to read more from this world. The author’s twist on the classic Romeo & Juliet was perfection so I have high hopes for the sequel. Plus that cover ?

Waiting on Wednesday #91 – Thief’s Cunning by Sarah AhiersThief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers
Series: Assassin's Heart #2
Published by HarperTEEN on 2017-06-13
Length: 416 pages

The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—an action-packed fantasy that Printz Award winner Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.

Allegra has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted. Their number one enemy is the Da Vias, whose thirst for retaliation is almost two decades in the making.

But lately Allegra’s getting fed up with everything being kept from her—including her parents’ identity. When she finally learns the truth about her family, though—that she’s a Da Via—her world crumbles. Feeling betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Allegra turns to Nev, a Traveler boy whose presence makes her feel alive in ways she’s only dreamed of. But getting caught up in Nev’s world has consequences Allegra never saw coming.

In this dark and enthralling fantasy that fans of Sarah Maas and Leigh Bardugo will devour, one girl must decide if she’s destined to pay for the wrongs of her family’s past—whether Saldana or Da Via—or if the future is hers for the taking.

About Sarah Ahiers

Sarah Ahiers has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and lives in Minnesota with three dogs and a house full of critters. She has a collection of steampunk hats and when she’s not writing she fills her time with good games, good food, good friends and good family.

Sarah writes Young Adult and Middle Grade novels and occasionally dabbles in Picture Books. Fantasy is her favorite genre, though she sometimes can be found playing around with Horror and other things that go bump in the night.

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?


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