ALLIES AND ASSASSINS by Justin Somper (WoW #175)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


Prince Anders, the ruler of Archenfield, has been murdered, leaving his younger brother, Jared, to ascend the throne. Sixteen-year-old Jared feels unprepared to rule the kingdom and its powerful and dangerous court, yet he knows he can rely on the twelve officers of the court to advise him. He also knows he can just as easily be at their mercy-especially when it appears that one of them may be responsible for his brother’s death. Unable to trust anyone, Jared takes it upon himself to hunt down his brother’s killer-but the killer may be hunting him, as well. Murder, betrayal, and intrigue abound in Justin Somper’s thrilling YA series debut. Exploring the political machinations of the medieval court and the lives that hang in the balance, Allies & Assassins is a gripping tale of a teen torn between duty and revenge

ALLIES AND ASSASSINS releases on May 27th 2014 from Little, Brown.

Assassins? Yes, please. What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Shane @ Itching for Books

    November 20, 2013

    Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    November 20, 2013

    Ooh, fantastic-sounding YA fantasy!! I really like the cover, too. *attempts to cultivate LB PR contact* (hee!)

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    November 20, 2013

    This sounds like an exciting read, I love to read in the medieval time period so I need to check this out! Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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    Ashley @ The Book Addict's Ramblings

    November 20, 2013

    Awesome pick! Assassins and revenge? Sounds like it will be a great book.

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    Mary H

    November 20, 2013

    That’s a really cool pick, Hafsah! Thanks for sharing!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
    My WoW

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    November 20, 2013

    Sounds like some really good piece of YA fantasy. Great pick!
    Thanks for visiting!

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

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    Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    November 20, 2013

    This isn’t the type of book I’d normally pick up straight away, but there’s something about the synopsis that’s got me hooked. I’m definitely adding this one to my TBR pile. Thanks for the introduction!

    My WoW

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    November 20, 2013

    I hadn’t heard of this one yet! I added it to my TBR! I looove high fantasy!

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    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

    November 20, 2013

    I’m going to echo you: Yes please! I haven’t heard of this, but it is definitely going on the TBR list. I LOVE books like this!! Great pick! :)

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    November 20, 2013

    Great pick, sounds interesting!

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    Vanya D.

    November 21, 2013

    Ooooh! Assassins! Bring it on!

    Thanks for stopping by!