Waiting On Wednesday: The Master of Misrule by Laura Powell

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

Laura Powell 
Coming June 12th, 2012

When Cat and her friends put an end to the sinister Game of Triumphs, they thought they could simply collect their prizes and walk away. But in their haste to take down the old game-masters, they unwittingly created a monster. Before the dust has settled in Mercury Square, the self-proclaimed Master of Misrule is asserting his dominion over the Arcanum and Cat's own world, engineering a sadistic lottery that will unleash the power of the Game onto an unsuspecting London. Misrule's agenda of chaos threatens life as they know it, gambling away free will for fickle fortune, and shaking society to its very foundations. And his power has quickly grown to proportions they never could have imagined. It all comes down to one final play. Cat, Flora, Blaine, and Toby must go back into the Arcanum and take fate into their own hands. This time they have everything to lose. This spine-tingling follow-up to Powell's The Game of Triumphs is everything you could hope for in a sequel and more! It's every bit as thrilling and complex as the first book, with higher stakes and even a hint of romance added to the mix.. 

I actually haven’t read the first one yet, but I just ordered it in anticipation. Because I saw this title on NetGalley and fell in love with it immediately. First of all, I adore the idea of the Lord of Misrule and its fairy tale origins. That was really what grabbed me. And “sadistic lottery”? It’s like it was almost written for me. The first book sounds like a fantasy-style The Hunger Games, with plenty of horror, mayhem, and mind-trip to go around. Basically everything I love. I seriously can’t wait until book one arrives, because I might just have to devour the first book as soon as it reaches my doorstep. . . . Well, after I’ve read the billion other books that I need to get out by certain dates, of course. And then I will be ready to read book two!

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