Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are excited for.
Title: Court of Fives (Court of Fives #1)
Author: Kate Elliott
“In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death”
Fantasy is my favorite genre, so I’m always excited when a new YA Fantasy book is coming out, but I’m especially excited about Court of Fives, because so many people have been talking about this book for the last couple of months. It sounds interesting and unique, because it revolves around an athletic competition, which is not that common in YA Fantasy. Also, it has a cool cover. I can’t wait to read it!