Can’t Wait Wednesday #44: Umbertouched (Rosemarked #2) by Livia Blackburne

Posted October 24, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in / 26 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.  Wow, I hadn’t done one of these since last April until last week, and now you’re getting two in a row!  I’ve got another publisher request from Disney-Hyperion for sharing a new book, which comes out November 6th.   Check it out!

UMBERTOUCHED delves into the complex emotions and heart-stopping action of
Zivah and Dineas’ fight to break free from the Empire.
The mission was a failure. Even though Zivah
and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their
information is useless without proof.  Now, with their cover blown and
their quest abandoned, their only remaining
hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies
against their peoples.
Time is running out for all of them, but
especially Zivah, whose plague symptoms surface once again. Now, she
must decide how she’ll define the life she has left. Together, healer
and warrior must find the courage to save their people,
expose the truth, and face the devastating consequences headed their
“A must read for fans of An Ember in the Ashes.”
Justine Magazine on Rosemarked
“Blackburne’s fast-paced fantasy will please fans of Leigh Bardugo and Tamora Pierce.”
School Library Journal on Midnight Thief
“Put this in the hands of fans of Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth.”
VOYA on Midnight Thief
New York Times best-selling author LIVIA BLACKBURNE wrote
her first novel while researching the neuroscience of reading at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, she’s switched to
full time writing, which also involves getting
into people’s heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner.
She is also the author of Midnight Thief (an Indies Introduce New Voices
selection), Daughter of Dusk, and Rosemarked, the companion to this
book. Follow her online at,
on Twitter @lkblackburne, and on Instagram @lkblackburne.
So, have you read this author, or the companion book to this one, Rosemarked?  Does this sound like one you’d like to dive into?  What book are you looking forward to this week?  

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26 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #44: Umbertouched (Rosemarked #2) by Livia Blackburne

  1. I haven't read Rosemarked but I remember seeing it everywhere for a while and meaning to! This ones cover really matches well, I instantly knew it would be related to Rosemarked.

  2. Sounds like a good read. I worry a little about her carrying the plague home since I don't know how contagious she is. I like the idea that she has to define how she will spend the rest of her days. Hope you enjoy it!

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