Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Roc Books

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read.

This week I can't wait for: 
Roc Books
(Science Fiction/Fantasy imprint of Penguin)

I'm actually not all that familiar with this imprint. Roc is an adult division of Penguin and it appears to be a younger sister (or brother?) of Ace, which is a big Urban Fantasy publisher - Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris and Ilona Andrews all have books published through Ace. 


Honestly, I just picked Roc Books because I wanted to highlight this beauty. Murder of Crows is the sequel to Written in Red, which I read and loved this year. I am salivating for this book, but I'm also enjoying learning about new imprints. 

by Anne Bishop
Published March 4, 2014

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

What books are you waiting on this week? 

Are you waiting on anything specific from Roc?


  1. Some of my favorite UF series were published through Roc! And like you, I am pretty desperate to read Murder of Crows. I just loved the first book so much, I thought it was the best adult fantasy I've read in a very long time.
    I want! *cries*

  2. I still need to read Written in Red! It's on my Kindle, so I have no excuses, but I'm hoping to get to it before this one releases. I love the cover of this, though - it's gorgeous! Great pick, Lauren!

  3. Oh, I did NOT know about this imprint and quite frankly, I'm not all that familiar with Penguin's imprints. I know very few of them. I like the cover and I think the premise sounds action-packed so why not give it a try. Good choice, Lauren!

  4. OMG. Murder of Crows!!!! And I could cry because my main contact at Ace/Roc books just LEFT!!! AHHH!! *frantically cultivates new contacts in the PR department*

  5. I didn't really know this imprint but I've seen this book featured quite a bit on WOW posts and think it sounds cool. Hope you enjoy this sequel as much as the first book!

  6. My mother in law reviewed Written in Red for the blog and absolutely loved it as well Lauren, so I know she's attempting to patiently wait for this sequel. I read so many positive reviews for this book, I definitely need to try it for myself! Plus, I really love the covers:)

  7. This author has been in my TBR pile for ages! I really hope to have read some by her by the time this one comes out. Thank you for putting it on my radar. :-)

  8. I swear this is the first i've heard of this imprint. WEIRD. Yet again i'm not all that familiar with Penguins imprints for some reason. But other than that I hope you enjoy the sequel as much (or hopefully more) than the first book! Looks interesting! :) xx
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

  9. Interesting -- I don't follow sci-fi publishers that closely, so I am glad to learn something new!

    Jen @ YA Romantics


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