Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Here's this week's WOW pick:
Lila Bowen's Wake of Vultures was one of my Best of 2015. (If you haven't read it yet, get on that - the paperback just came out.) It features a unique heroine, cool monsters like werewolf outlaws and vampire saloon girls, and a western setting that I unexpectedly loved.
You know how a cliffhanger always makes you antsy for the next book in the series? Well, a cliff jumper is so much worse. At the end of Wake of Vultures the main character literally jumps off a cliff! I've been waiting almost a year to find out if she can fly.
(The Shadow #2)
Release: October 11, 2016
Monsters, magic and the supernatural combine in this sequel to Wake of Vultures, in which a young woman must defeat the evil hiding beneath the surface.
Nettie Lonesome made a leap -- not knowing what she'd become. But now the destiny of the Shadow is calling.
A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And the Shadow must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on the dangerous mission pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life.
When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?
Conspiracy of Ravens continues the exciting journey begun in Wake of Vultures as Nettie Lonesome discovers that she, and the world, are more than what they seem.