Waiting on Wednesday: The Valiant


Author: Lesley Livingston
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Genre(s): Historical fiction, girl power, epic, action, adventure, young adult. 
The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha’s legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle. 

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father’s royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon’s worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival. 

Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.

Why I’m excited for this book:

This book reads like pure girl power and I love that about it. I like the Celt angle of this book, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how Rome, the gladiators and Julius Caesar are represented in this book. Seeing Fallon carve her place out in this new world she has been thrust in looks like one amazing adventure that I am certainly anticipating and happy to join her for the ride. The added possibility of Fallon getting revenge on Caesar for her family is also something I’m looking forward to seeing if it happens or not. Kickass gladiator Celtic girl in Ancient Rome? What’s not to love about this book? 
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Waiting on Wednesday was a spot originally started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which puts a light on upcoming releases that people are excited about. Click the link below to go to the original site. 

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