Waiting on Wednesday: The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Waiting on Wednesday

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

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coming june 4, 2013

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.

c.j.'s thoughts

The Assassin's Curse was one of my favorite recent reads, and also one I thought was absolutely underrated.  Ananna is such a dynamic, strong main character, Naji is adorable, the romance is slow building and far from instant, the curse thing is clever, the magic system is original, the world was reminiscent of Tamora Pierce and Narnia, and the plot was thrilling and twisty.  I mean, I really have very little bad to say about that book.  So when I realized like two seconds ago that the sequel I've been anticipating IS COMING OUT IN LESS THAN A MONTH, I went and pre-ordered it immediately.  So I'm waiting on this one, but not for long.  SQUEEMUSTREADNOWOMG.  Yeah, okay, I'm really excited.  


  1. I've seen these books around and the series definitely catches my interest. Thank you for sharing!

    Courtney Ann @ Rondo of a Possible World
    Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Nice one. Sounds interesting.



  3. I LOVE that cover! Great pick!

    -Brad @ BookYAReview

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    (new follower, by the way!)

  4. Great choice! I can't wait for this either I loved the first book : )

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  5. Great cover! I still haven't been able to read the first one..even though it's sitting on my shelf! Thanks for sharing :P
    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

  6. I recently checked out the Assassin's Curse from the library, but haven't been able to get to it yet. I've heard great things. Great pick!
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  7. I need to read the Assassin's Curse still, it sounds interesting! I love the cover for The Pirate's Wish! :D

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
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