Waiting on Wednesday (64): Beyond the Red by Ava Jae

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

My pick this week:

By Ava Jae
Release Date:  March 1, 2016
Published by Sky Pony Press

Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.

Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.

When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

This synopsis had me at “Alien queen.” I LOVE sci-fi and this one sounds SOOO GOOOOD. I NEED IT NOWWWW.

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. ceres95

    January 20, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I want to read this book too, nice pick.

  2. Petra

    January 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

    This was my WoW last week. I can't wait to read it, it sounds so good. I hope we'll both love it. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday. :)
    Here's my WoW

  3. Majanka Verstraete

    January 20, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I read "Alien Queen" and was like "okay, I need to read this one". Haha :p

    My WoW post.

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I am undecided about this book-even though it's an alien queen it sounds a lot like the fantasy side of sci-fi, so I'll await your verdict after you read it!

  5. Rachel

    January 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    This sounds sooo good. I love sci-fi, aliens, desert planets…but I am not too sure about a love triangle. I guess if it is done well I would really like it. But we'll see. I can't wait to read this one either!

    My WoW-

  6. Christie

    January 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Sounds super cool! I'm waiting on Fire Touched this week –

  7. Micheline D

    January 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Yup. You had me at Alien Queen too Andrea^^ This one is new to me but I am instantly intrigued. One of my goals for 2016 was to read more sci-fi and so far I have been doing so and it's been amazing – bring on some more :D

  8. Ange Schmelzer

    January 21, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I love syfy and this sounds really good! Thanks for sharing. Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

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