Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Waiting on The Valiant

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

The Valiant

By: Lesley Livingston

Expected Publication: February 14th 2017 by Razorbill

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

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Goodreads description--Lost to history, the story of the female gladiator has never been told. Until now.

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed while defending their home from the armies of Julius Caesar.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured by ruthless brigands who sell her to an elite training school for female gladiators owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon s family might be her only hope of survival. Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy.

A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, "The Valiant" recounts Fallon s gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire."

What are you waiting on this week? Let me know!


  1. Barb(Boxermommyreads)January 18, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    I've been seeing this one around quite a bit. Looks like a good read.

  2. This sounds SO epic! You don't see a lot of YA books featuring gladiators, that's for sure. I'm reading this one after I finish my current read, and I am so excited. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Sandy. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  3. Mollys Cafinated-ReadsJanuary 18, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    This one is an interesting one. I've not heard of this author before. Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW for the week if you'd like to stop by!

  4. I love this cover it makes me want to re-watch Spartacus! My WoW

  5. I got an ARC of this and let me tell you, it's pretty damn great. I did have a couple issues here and there, but overall it was a great read! Fallon is a very lovable protagonist, and she didn't make a lot of stupid decisions, which I greatly appreciated. Great pick! I hope you love it when you read it. :D Here is my WoW!

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

  6. That's for sure. I hope it'll be as good as it sounds! Thanks for stopping by Alyssa!

  7. I've not read anything by her before either. Thanks for stopping by Molly!

  8. Haha! It is a great cover! Thanks for stopping by Eve!

  9. Oh good to know! I love of good strong leading lady. Especially one that can avoid those annoying stupid decisions that many characters fall into. Thanks for stopping by Genni! I'm even more excited to read it now!