Waiting on Wednesday

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Let’s see what I’m waiting on this week. . .


Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley

Four girls with the power to control the elements and save the world from a terrible evil must come together in the first epic novel in a brand-new series.

When Phantoms—massive beasts made from nightmares and darkness—suddenly appeared and began terrorizing the world, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Since then, four girls across the world have continually fought against the Phantoms, fulfilling their cosmic duty. And when one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power as a replacement.

But now, with technologies in place to protect the world’s major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have stopped defending humanity and, instead, have become international celebrities, with their heroic feats ranked, televised, and talked about in online fandoms.

Until the day that New York City’s protection against the Phantoms fails, a man seems to be able to control them by sheer force of will, and Maia, a high school student, unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy.

Now Maia has been thrown into battle with three girls who want nothing to do with one another. But with the first human villain that the girls have ever faced, and an army of Phantoms preparing for attack, there isn’t much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together.

Can the girls take control of their destinies before the world is destroyed forever?


This description just GETS me you know?  I love the dark and unknown aspect of the Phantoms and I love that if something happens to someone controlling an element the power moves on to someone new and that person needs to join.  Something about the continuing cycle appeals to me.


What about you?  What are you waiting on this week?




7 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. amshuman July 27, 2016 at 7:26 am Reply

    Great choice, I have never heard of this book, but I am definitely going to be checking it out. My WoW.

  2. Angie July 27, 2016 at 9:06 am Reply

    This looks really good. It reminds me a bit of the Elementals from Anne Biship’s The Others series. Nice pick! 🙂

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads) July 27, 2016 at 9:37 am Reply

    This one can’t arrive soon enough. I love the Elementals in Bishop’s Others series so I hope Angie is right. Hope we both love it!

  4. downrightdystopian July 27, 2016 at 1:47 pm Reply

    Awesome choice! This one sounds so awesome!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!) July 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm Reply

    Yaasss, Fate of Flames! I recently got this one and I’m excited to read it. The publicist really pushed this one, and The Diabolic. I can’t wait to read both. 😀 I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. @lynnsbooks August 3, 2016 at 2:23 pm Reply

    I also like the sound of this one and featured it a week or so ago.
    Great choice.
    Lynn 😀

  7. Morgan @ Gone with the Words August 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm Reply

    This book sounds so interesting, I’m looking forward to it too! Right now I’m most looking forward to The Goal, 4th book in my favorite NA series 🙂 Only one more month!

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