Waiting on Wednesday: Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) by Rhiannon Thomas

Posted August 26, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 68 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  This week I’ve chosen another sequel to a book I really enjoyed, one that really hit my need to read as many fairy tale retellings as I can.  The first one was A Wicked Thing, and you can read my review of it HERE.  Now I’m just ready for the sequel, and hoping I can get the e-galley once again so I don’t have to wait quite as long.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:



Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

Aurora is determined to free her home from the king’s tyrannical rule, even if it means traveling across the sea to the kingdom of the handsome and devious Prince Finnegan—someone who seems to know far more about her magic than he should. However, Finnegan’s kingdom has perils of its own, and any help he gives Aurora will come at a price.

As Aurora and Finnegan work together to harness her power—something so fiery and dangerous that is as likely to destroy those close to Aurora as it is to save them—she begins to unravel the mysteries surrounding the curse that was placed on her over a century before…and uncover the truth about the destiny she was always meant to fulfill.

Brimming with captivating fantasy and life-threatening danger, the sequel to A Wicked Thing takes Sleeping Beauty on an adventure unlike any she’s ever had before.

I’m so ready to find out what happens next!  To see if there is someone I really want her to be with and fall in love with.  What book are you waiting on this week?

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68 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) by Rhiannon Thomas

  1. I still need to read the first one but this is definitely a series I want to get in to. I really like the cover. Great choice for W.O.W.

  2. I was so excited for A Wicked Thing when I first heard about it but then I read a ton of mixed reviews and lost a bit of interest. I didn't know it had a sequel though and I think I'd enjoy a series more so I'll have to pick book 1 up 🙂 I hope you enjoy Kingdom of Ashes when it releases!

    My WoW

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

    • Yeah, there were a lot of mixed reviews on it. I had some issues with it, but enjoyed it's uniqueness enough that I am wanting to read on and know what happens next. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I know this one is the continuation of the retelling of Sleeping Beauty! I haven't started the series yet, but in general I would like to. I haven't seen a retelling of that fairytale except for this one before…

  4. I had The Wicked Thing on my TBR list for a while, and i have to confess that i had no idea that it was part of a series. Now i really want to read it, and have to get my hands on it soon. Thank you for reminding me ad letting me know that it is a series 🙂
    Great pick.

  5. Anonymous

    I haven't heard of this one but it sounds like something I would enjoy!! I will be sure to keep an eye out for it 🙂

    • It wasn't exactly what I'd expected, and there were a few things in it that I was meh about, but for the most part, like you, I liked it enough I want to read on. Yeah, didn't think about it, but wish it had been in that Harper upload too! Although it was already kind of like Christmas looking through it. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  6. Oh this sounds awesome! I haven't read A Wicked Thing yet, so I should read that book ASAP before this one comes out. Thanks for the book recommendation.

    Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

  7. I was just kind of on the fence with the first book, but this one does sound pretty, now that the story can be developed a little more! And I just loooove the covers of this series! Lovely pick, Lisa.
    Thanks for sharing + stopping by by Bookmunchies (:

    • There were some things I really liked in the first one, but then things that like you, I was on the fence about. But I liked it enough to need to read on and see where the author takes the story next. And yeah, beautiful covers! Thanks for visiting!

  8. Why have I never heard of this! Retellings usually don't do much for me but I'm oddly intrigued by this one. I'll have to check out the first one!

    • Right! Couldn't tell what she was going to do in the first one. It almost seems like it is going to really alter the fairy tale and not have a perfect prince. Thanks for visiting!

  9. This is such a TERRIFIC pick!! Although I haven't heard of it before, I ADORE fairy tale retellings! And I like how the Sleeping Beauty in this one isn't just passively waiting for Prince Charming, but is taking matters into her own hands. There's nothing like a kick-butt heroine to get me interested in a book. I am now desperate for this one to release! ! Thanks for sharing!! : )

    Come on over and check out my WOW:

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/waiting-on-wednesday-137-keeper-by.html

  10. I haven't read the first book yet, but I've been meaning to. I love these covers. Great pick, I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. 🙂

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