Waiting on Wednesday: Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan


Release Date: September 4, 2018

Publisher: Albert Whitman


Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl.

A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control.

Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen?

In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles—debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine.


Why I am Excited:

It is being talked about as Throne of Glass in SPACE! Two of my favorite things in one lovely book, um hello why wouldn’t I be excited?!?!?

But seriously, this book sounds awesome. Though when I first saw it I thought that it was a Geekerella sequel, (which I do kind of want…) and then I thought of the awesome podcast, Steal the Stars so this book is in some wonderfully nerdy company.  I do sometimes love the whole friending enemies trope, and I am also getting some Legend vibes with the military academy. I am also super curious where Knives got his name from; is it a nickname or given? I need to know if there is a backstory. Also is it a series? Because it says nothing on GoodReads but I get the feeling that it is…

Edit/Update: I was approved for an ARC from NetGalley so I can’t wait to start reading it! Though it probably won’t be until May 😦

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

(Cover Image and Synopsis from GoodReads)


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