Waiting on Wednesday: The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace #2) by Erin Bow

Posted June 1, 2016 by Lisa Mandina in / 18 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.  The book I had picked I decided not to do because I just got an ARC of it in the mail. So instead I picked the next book on my list for WOW posts that had a cover to share.  I really enjoyed the first book in the series, The Scorpion Rules. So now I’m interested in seeing where this goes next.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Greta Stuart has become AI. New transmitters have silvered her fingerprints. New receptors have transformed her vision. And the whole of her memory has become one book in a vast library of instant knowledge. Greta is ready to rule the world.

But the new technology is also killing her.

Greta is only sixteen years old, but her new enhancements are burning through her mortal body at an alarming rate. Of course the leader of the AIs, an ancient and compelling artificial intelligence named Talis, has a plan. Greta can simply do what he’s done when the time comes, and take over the body of one of the Swan Riders, the utterly loyal humans who serve the AIs as part army, part cult.

First though, Greta will have to find a way to stay sane inside her new self. Talis’s plan for that involves a road trip. Escorted by Swan Riders, Greta and Talis set out on a horseback journey across the strange and not-quite-deserted landscape of Saskatchewan. But there are other people interested in Greta, people who want to change the world…and the Swan Riders might not be as loyal as they appear…

Have you read the first one in this series yet?  What do you think about this one?  I think it sounds like a great extension of the story.

What book are you eagerly awaiting this week? 

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18 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace #2) by Erin Bow

    • Oh darn! Didn't realize you didn't like it. I liked the first one, although the ending did leave me wondering. So that's part of why I'm so excited for it. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I never even heard of the first one!! I'm checking it out! Sounds kind of creepy (?) 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

    I am sort of curious why you didn't share the title you got an ARC for. I'm always wondering how peeps pick their picks. I mean, do you pick titles you have ARCs for or ONLY titles you don't have???? I sometimes want to share upcoming titles so I do both. Hmmmm, I wonder… 🙂

    • I don't know why. Sometimes I feel like if I already have it, should I say I am waiting for it? But like you say, I also like to kind of share them with other people. Who knows with my brain. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  2. Eek! How did I not know about this book? We read The Scorpion Rules as a Mock Printz book last year and I really liked it. My students weren't as crazy about it as I was. But I definitely want to get this one and read it myself. What is the publication date?

    I am so happy to learn you are also a high school librarian. We have two and a half weeks left to go on the school year and you know what that mean!? Almost full time textbook returns. Ugh. I did get in a classroom today for a few periods to book talk the summer read selections for ascending 11th graders. It is a funny/odd list of books to choose from but the English teacher I partnered with really likes the list.

    • I just found it a few weeks ago with a cover and decided to showcase it today! We don't have to do textbooks in the library thank goodness. But we get all the books turned back in at the end of the year, so that was a lot to deal with! In the past I haven't been able to get into the classrooms, but I'm hoping to do that more in the upcoming years. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Doesn't seem like this series is for me. Sounds like you're really enjoying it, though. Nice to have more in your favorite series to look forward to.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal – Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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