Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: 7/2/14

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Exquisite Captive (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)

     Forced to obey her master.
     Compelled to help her enemy.
     Determined to free herself. 
     Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.
     Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?
     Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.

Expected Release Date: October 7, 2014
Published by: Balzer + Bray

Why I'm Waiting: It's inspired by Arabian Nights. I've yet to read anything at all like this and I can only hope that it's as amazing as her debut, Something Real. Plus, I haven't seen any other YA take the leap and involve a jinni. Demetrios is super creative (I mean look at the topic of her first book) and I can not wait to see what she does in this one. Plus, yes her contemp was amazing, but this is her first paranormal and I'm super interested in how she does with it! 


  1. Nice! Just saw this a few blogs back!

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  2. Great pick! I was lucky enough to get a copy of this one at BEA and it looks incredibly fantastic! Inspired by Arabian Nights, jinni, an interesting magical system, and a very interesting deeper theme about humanity! CANNOT WAIT!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally