Can’t Wait Wednesday #30: City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2) by Andrew Shvarts

Posted September 27, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 42 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight
and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.
Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on
Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.  My choice this week is a sequel to a book that was definitely a unique story I got to read this past summer.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


While war rages in her Western homeland, Tilla of House Kent is far away, safely cloistered as a ward of the King in Lightspire. She’s best friends with the Princess, treated like nobility, and is even given a spot at the prestigious University, where only the Kingdom’s finest are educated. And yet, she finds herself unhappy, haunted by memories of her beloved brother, Jax, and plagued by a deeper sense of uncertainty, of not fitting in.

Her boyfriend, Zell, who is now a recruit for the City Watch, puts on a brave face to hide the pain of leaving behind his Zitochi identity, while Princess Lyriana, stripped of her role as Mage, has begun rebelling against her conservative upbringing: drinking, partying, and hooking up with random boys.

Then, Tilla returns to her quarters one night to find the cold body of her roommate. The girl was the daughter of an Eastern diplomat, well-known to be troubled, so the school has no trouble ruling it a suicide and sweeping it under the rug. Tilla doesn’t buy it. And despite the urging of just about everyone in her life, she can’t let it go. She digs deeper, along with Zell, Lyriana, and the Archmagus-to-be Ellarion, unearthing a conspiracy that goes from the highest of the nobility to the most dangerous depths of its criminal underbelly…and whose sinister mastermind is a face all too familiar.

Have you read the first book, Royal Bastards, yet?  If you click on the title there, you can go read my review of it.  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

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42 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #30: City of Bastards (Royal Bastards #2) by Andrew Shvarts

  1. I knew right away what series this was from. I'm still trying to get the first one from my library. Nice choice and PURPLE! Doesn't take a lot to excite me today.

    • Well, technically book 2 isn't out till next year, but yeah. I'm a little unsure about putting the titles in my school library, but they are good ones! Thanks for visiting!

  2. First of all, SO sorry for the late comment back, Lisa! Sometimes I do get behind in my replying and commenting back…. 🙁

    This series is completely new to me, and it does look VERY intriguing! I don't think I've ever come across a fantasy novel or series with a murder mystery and conspiracy thrown in. (Maybe The Game of Thrones series includes this type of thing, but I haven't read tht one yet, either.)
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    Thanks for putting this one on my radar! It's going straight to Mount TBR!! Lol. Thanks as well for commenting on my CWW post!! <3 <3 🙂 🙂

  3. The title sounds good *smile* Seems like the novel is about bastards, right? Hope you´ll enjoy your pick. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary

  4. Anonymous

    This one sounds like a really enjoyable series, Lisa. Once I've whittled down my TBR, I'm going to get hold of this one:). Thank you for sharing!

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