Waiting On / Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  This week I’ll also be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa.

My selection for this week is Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows.  Aside from the gorgeous cover, this book had me at DRAGONS!  From reading some of the advance praise for this book, I’m also excited to hear that Mira, the main character, is a somewhat flawed character since those are my favorite kind of characters to read about.



Publication Date:  September 12, 2017


From Amazon:

“A fully realized fantasy world complete with dragons, treachery, and flawed characters discovering their courage. I couldn’t put it down!” —C. J. Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen

From the New York Times bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane comes a smoldering new fantasy trilogy perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Kristin Cashore about a girl condemned for defending dragons and the inner fire that may be her only chance of escape.

Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful—or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles.

Except Mira is over being a pawn. Fighting to survive against outer threats and inner demons of mental illness, Mira must find her inner fire and the scorching truth about her own endangered magic—before her very world collapses.

And that’s all before she ignites.

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“Do not walk, run to get this book, so you can devour it like I did! Mira is a fascinating and flawed heroine who tilts the world on its side. I loved her and this fiercely imagined world. Jodi Meadows is a genius.” (Mary Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles)

“A fully realized fantasy world complete with dragons, treachery, and flawed characters discovering their courage. I couldn’t put it down!” (C .J. Redwine, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen)

“Complex world-building and luminous storytelling. Mira will sear a mark on your heart long after the final page is consumed.” (Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon)

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

26 replies
  1. sydneyeditor1
    sydneyeditor1 says:

    Oh man, this gem is getting on so many bloggers’ radar — looking forward to your review, Suzanne!

  2. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and I first realized that I had to have it when I heard there were dragons. I’m such a sucker for books about magic and dragons! Plus that cover is gorgeous. Great pick!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Same here! Once I saw the word dragons, I didn’t even need to look any further to know this is a book I really want to read.

  3. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    Dragons *ears perk up* and a nice cover- love the two moons in the background. This sounds like a good one. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who got excited to see there are dragons in this book. I hope this is as good as it sounds.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I really hope it’s as good as it sounds. I had gotten away from fantasy a bit and was reading more contemporaries but now with Six of Crows and A Conjuring of Light, I’m back in the fantasy mood again.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yay, I hope we both love it. So far the only other book I’ve read is My Lady Jane, which she was a co-writer on, so I’m really excited to read something that’s all hers.

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