Waiting On Wednesday - Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme where we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for.

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Title: Royal Bastards
Author: Andrew Shvarts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Releases On: May 30th 2017!

Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children.

At sixteen, Tilla spends her days exploring long-forgotten tunnels beneath the castle with her stablehand half brother, Jax, and her nights drinking with the servants, passing out on Jax’s floor while her castle bedroom collects dust. Tilla secretly longs to sit by her father’s side, resplendent in a sparkling gown, enjoying feasts with the rest of the family. Instead, she sits with the other bastards, like Miles of House Hampstedt, an awkward scholar who’s been in love with Tilla since they were children.

Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla is leading the sheltered princess on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, a Zitochi warrior from the north, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness.

Rebellion is brewing in the west, and a brutal coup leaves Lyriana’s uncle, the Royal Archmagus, dead—with Lyriana next on the list. The group flees for their lives, relentlessly pursued by murderous mercenaries; their own parents have put a price on their heads to prevent the king and his powerful Royal Mages from discovering their treachery.

The bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart—if they can warn the king in time. And if they can survive the journey . . .

Why I'm waiting: This is another debut that I'm really excited about.  I love the idea of the "forgot about children" banding together. It sounds like it's going to be action-packed and I've been really into fantasies this year too.

What books are you waiting for?


  1. I like the sound of this one - I love books about royalty, and this sounds like a fun twist on that!

    1. I've been really into books about royalty lately too. This one sounds really action packed too and that's what I've been looking for.

  2. I am really interested in this book too! I have it for review but probably won't get to it until mid-May. It sounds awesome. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week, Julie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thanks Alyssa! I can't wait to see what you think about it. I've only read a couple early reviews for it so far but so far everyone has been enjoying it!

      Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Wow this does look really good! Nice pick, Julie, thanks for sharing! I hope you enjoy when you read it :)
    Thanks for visiting my WoW yesterday.

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Doesn't it sound so good?! I'm super excited about it, so I hope it's good. Thanks so much for stopping by, Amy. Hope you have a great weekend!


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