Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Here's what I'm waiting for:

Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold

Summary (via publisher's website): "Miles Vorkosigan is back!

Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove—he’s been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp—an immortal company whose job it is to shepherd its all-too-mortal frozen patrons into an unknown future—attempts to expand its franchise into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles to check it out.

On Kibou-daini, Miles discovers generational conflict over money and resources is heating up, even as refugees displaced in time skew the meaning of generation past repair. Here he finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin who burns to re-write her own tale, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning Don’t mess with the secretary. Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping—something is rotten on Kibou-daini, and it isn’t due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle—of trouble!"

So... this isn't a YA book. You might have picked up on that. It isn't my intention to only read YA/children's books on this blog (it's new; give me a little time, eh?), and hopefully soon I'll get around to reading some "older books," as it were. If nothing else, I'll definitely be reading this one when it comes out in November. (I'll be reading my pre-ordered hardback copy, in fact.)

Fun fact: If you have a huge burning desire to figure out what the heck I'm talking about in my poll over on the right side, this happens to be a clue to that.


  1. Great pick!

    I'm waiting on The Iron Thorn here.

    Happy reading. :)

    From the Shadows

  2. Wonderful pick! I will be pre-ordering but haven't yet. Do you also read Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's Liaden books? There is a lot of overlap in the fans of these authors.


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