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September 11, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (31) - The Essence

The Essence (The Pledge, #2)
The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Find on: GoodreadsAmazonBook Depository, B&N
“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.
I have read The Pledge a couple of months ago and loved it! I honestly can NOT wait for The Essence so I can immerse myself in this amazing world that the fabulous Kimberly Derting has created! Check out my review of The Pledge here  

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we are excited about. 



  1. YES! I still need to read The Pledge because I fail at life and have yet to pick it up, but I'm so glad to know you guys loved it! I'm really looking forward to this series, I love all things Kimberly Derting:)

  2. I haven't read The Pledge yet but have heard amazing things! It sounds so different.
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  3. Oh I like the sound of this series! I will have to add it to my TBR. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. I can't freaking wait for The Essence :) I read The Pledge around the time it released and loved it! Great choice, I can't wait.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  5. I haven't read the first book yet but I have this series on my radar! :) I love dystopia and I cannot wait to read this! :)

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  6. i like derting's body finder series but i haven't read her dystopian yet. i definitely need to pick up the pledge before book 2 comes out. great pick :)

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  7. Great pick. I want to read The Pledge before this comes out. I really need to hurry up... :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  8. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds interesting. I'll have to check out the first one in the series. Thanks for stopping by today!

  9. I haven't heard of that book. I'm a new GFC follower.

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  10. I have not read the Pledge yet! But I love her Body Finder series!

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  11. I had a few issues with The Pledge, but this blurb definitely piques my interest in the series again!

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  12. This one sounds so fantastic, I can't believe I haven't started with The Pledge yet. I am definitely intrigued. Will start with this series soon! Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :D

  13. I haven't started this series, bout would love to read it!
    By the way.. I love the mustache X Infinity score.. there's a few books that I love times infinity!
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  14. I still haven't read The Pledge so I'll really need to get on that. Awesome pick!

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  15. I liked The Pledge, but didn't love it. I may pick this book up, but I'm not dying to read it. I do really love the cover though! It's really pretty!

  16. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  17. I keep seeing this book. I haven't read The Pledge, but I'm going to check it out.

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  18. Great pick! I really like how they kept the feel of the first book in the cover of this one. Here is my WoW!

  19. I still need to read The Pledge! I love the covers for these book though and look forward to finally starting this series. Great pick!

  20. I haven't read Pledge yet but it sounds awesome. I'm so happy that i'm not the only one who hasn't.

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    Sangita @ Whisper of Reads.

  21. Awesome pick! I really loved The Pledge and I cant wait for The Essence!

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  22. Loving the cover. I still need to read Pledge.

  23. I want to read this one too!!! It sound ssooo good and that cover is GORGEOUS! I love red! :D I still have to read Pledge though...*sigh* I'll get to it! LOL ;p Great pick this week!

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  24. Extremely pumped up for this one!! The Pledge just ended on such a cliffhanger-ish note. Now that I think about it, I should probably start reading other Kimberly Derting books.

  25. Great pick! I really enjoyed The Pledge so I'm really excited for this one. Love all of Kimberly Derting's books!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek