Waiting on Wednesday #7: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Posted: April 26, 2017 in Waiting on Wednesday
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“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight exciting upcoming titles.

Kristin Cashore’s award-winning Graceling realm YA High Fantasies were a staple of my high school reading. Cashore is know for her strong female heroines and attention to detail. She finishes a book only every few years–her last was in 2012, Bitterblue, an award-winning companion to her other Graceling realm novels–and they’re always works of art.

I can’t wait to read Jane, Ulimited! It’s being called a “five genre novel” (you can also check out an excerpt in this article) which is intriguing to say the least…It sounds utterly unlike her Graceling novels.

Goodreads Summary

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price. Jane, Unlimited is ya sci-fi authored by Kristin Cashore and expected to be published September 19th 2017 by Kathy Dawson Books.

  1. TeacherofYA says:

    This sounds AWESOME!!

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  2. Tammy says:

    I almost chose this book this week! I agree, Cashore is a special author. I’m super excited that she has a new book (finally) coming out!

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  3. I’m definitely keeping my eye on this one. I’ve only read Graceling, but saw enough from that to know Cashore can certainly write! 🙂

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  4. Nathan says:

    I didn’t read Graceling. Should I have read Graceling? Is it the kind of book i would enjoy?

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    • Christy Luis says:

      You might feel like it’s more “Fantasy lite,” Nathan, with your genre familiarity. Readers do love the “superpowers” magic system and worldbuilding in Graceling, but it is much simpler and more character-oriented than adult fare. I think the biggest draw is the characters, particularly the heroine’s growth arc 🙂


  5. This author is completely new to me, but I’m intrigued! Just as intrigued by the sentence about a 5-genre story… Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Christy Luis says:

      That caught my attention, too! Cashore really nails the female experience of certain situations; I think that’s what makes them so special. I’m so excited!!

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  6. I’m so excited for this book!!! When I saw that Kristin Cashore was coming out with a new novel I freaked! I’m so excited for this book!

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