Waiting On Wednesday: Sword and Verse



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Sword and Verse

Sword and VerseTitle: Sword and Verse
Author: Kathy MacMillan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 19, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the King, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery. Everyone knows that Raisa is Arnath, but not that she is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that, although she may have a privileged position among slaves, any slipup could mean death.

That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the Resistance could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved, an honorable man she knows wants to help the slaves.

Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.

And Raisa is the one holding the key.

Amazon “Book Depository


Sword and Verse sounds like just my kind of book! I am a huge fan of high fantasies with rebels and kingdoms. I find it very interesting how in this book, reading is illegal. I definitely wouldn’t be able to live without books! I am super excited for this one and I’m glad that there is only a short wait now.

7 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday: Sword and Verse

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I couldn’t handle life without books! What a miserable thing that would be! Thank you for reminding me about this awesome story. I am definitely looking forward to it. And I am a HUGE fan of the cover!

  2. Olivia-Savannah says:

    I do like my fair share of high fantasy so I can picture myself liking this one quite a bit! I would love to see how it turns out for me too. Will add this one to the TBR list of mine :3

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.