Waiting On Wednesday in a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we discuss an upcoming release that you’re…well…waiting on! And this seems like the perfect excuse to have mini fangirl freakouts over the books I NEED ASAP.
This week, I’m flailing over The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
What You Need to Know
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Published by Razorbill on February 14th, 2017
Synopsis: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.”
Why I’m Flailing
Where do I start?
Badass female gladiators. Ancient Celts. The Roman Empire. Forbidden romance. These are a few of my favorite things.
But seriously, this sounds like my type of book. Based on history, strong female lead, what sounds like a compelling romantic subplot – everything I like in a book. I’m hearing a lot about buzz about it, and I’m getting more excited for it.
Basically, GIMMIE THE THING.
That’s it for me. What books are you waiting on?