I'm Waiting On Relic by Renee Collins

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

This week I chose...

Title: Relic
Author: Renee Collins
Release Date: September 3, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:
After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie’s world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics’ powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries.

Working in a local saloon, Maggie befriends the spirited showgirl Adelaide and falls for the roguish cowboy Landon. But when she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics’ powers, Maggie is whisked away to the glamorous hacienda of Álvar Castilla, the wealthy young relic baron who runs Burning Mesa. Though his intentions aren’t always clear, Álvar trains Maggie in the world of relic magic. But when the mysterious fires reappear in their neighboring towns, Maggie must discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it’s too late.

This book sounds right up my ally. I love fantasy, magic, magic-users, mystery, good vs bad - you name it. It has a lot of similar elements to books that I have loved in the past and I really hope I will be adding this book to that list!

What are you waiting on?



  1. Replies
    1. When I saw Relic listed on the books list at BEA I thought it was this one and got super excited. It was a different YA fantasy called Relic but that one looks good too!

  2. Sounds like a great read, and I love the cover!
    New GFC follower.


  3. Ooh, this sounds really good! I'm really intrigued by the powers and it just sounds awesome! Adding it to my TBR.
    Great pick :)

  4. This one is brand new on my radar and I can't wait to read it! Magic AND roguish cowboys? :P awesome!

    My WoW

    1. Don't you just love discovering new books through WoW?

  5. Lovely cover and sounds intriguing. Great pick

    My WoW

  6. Magic and mystery, count me in. Sounds great to me. Nice pick!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  7. Just saw that one. Thanks for sharing.

    old follower


  8. I'm excited for this one, too. It sounds so original. I love the occasional book with magical elements/creatures. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  9. YES! Another waiting on Relic! This was my WOW a month or so ago. Doesn't it sound awesome?!

    My WOW

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  10. I can't wait for Relic too-it just sounds amazing. Dragons ans Sirens-love it. Great pick Nicole!

    New Bloglovin follower too :)

  11. Wow, this sounds super intriguing!! For some odd reason, it strikes me as a combination of Blood Red Road, Seraphina, and Crewel. Nonetheless, I'm loving the sound of this concept, and I will totally have to add this to my TBR!

    Thank you so much for sharing. <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life


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