Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m waiting on………
The Root: A Novel of the Wrath & Athenaeum
by: Na’ amen Tilahun
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Release Date: June 7th, 2016
Genres: Urban-Fantasy, Adult-Fiction, Paranormal, Supernatural
A dark, gritty urban fantasy debut set in modern-day San Francisco, filled with gods, sinister government agencies, and worlds of dark magic hidden just below the surface.
When a secret government agency trying to enslave you isn’t the biggest problem you’re facing, you’re in trouble.
Erik, a former teen star living in San Francisco, thought his life was complicated; having his ex-boyfriend in jail because of the scandal that destroyed his career seemed overwhelming. Then Erik learned he was Blooded: descended from the Gods.
Struggling with a power he doesn’t understand and can barely control, Erik discovers that a secret government agency is selling off Blooded like lab rats to a rival branch of preternatural beings in ’Zebub—San Francisco’s mirror city in an alternate dimension.
Lil, a timid apprentice in ’Zebub, is searching for answers to her parents’ sudden and mysterious deaths. Surrounded by those who wish her harm and view her as a lesser being, Lil delves into a forgotten history that those in power will go to dangerous lengths to keep buried.
What neither Erik nor Lil realize is that a darkness is coming, something none have faced in living memory. It eats. It hunts. And it knows them. In The Root, the dark and surging urban fantasy debut from Na’amen Tilahun, two worlds must come together if even a remnant of one is to survive.
Why am I waiting?
The last UF I read, that was set in California, was a great read. I’m looking forward to trying something different and I love the diversity of the characters. Plus, that cover just drew me in. Hopefully, this will be an awesome read. If not, I’m sure you’ll get a mini rant from me. Kidding 🙂 What book are you waiting on this week?