WoW #113 – Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

Posted January 3, 2018 by Lillian in Features / 5 Comments

Mom - Waiting on Wed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday y’all! This week I’m anxiously waiting on Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. I fell in love with this author’s debut series Sylvani, which was a historical fiction about Fae. Y’all it was fantastic, the blend of history and fantasy…just perfection. So when I saw she had a new one coming out I added it to my TBR immediately. This book is more fantasy and I just cannot wait to see what she has in store for us 😀


WoW #113 – Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica LeakeBeyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Published by HarperTEEN on 2018-04-10
Length: 384 pages

The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

About Jessica Leake

Jessica Leake is the author of the adult novels Arcana and the Order of the Eternal Sun both with Skyhorse. She worked for years as a psychotherapist, but even though she loved her clients, she couldn't stop writing. She lives in South Carolina with her husband, four young children, lots of chickens, and two dogs who keep everyone in line. Beyond A Darkened Shore is her YA debut.

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5 responses to “WoW #113 – Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake

    • Jessica Leake is fantastic! Her other series is a historical fiction with a dash of fantasy and I loved it so I’m really excited for this one.