Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence

Every Wednesday I take part in Waiting on Wednesday, I’m also hoping to take part in a new meme being hosted by Elza Reads called Wondrous Words Wednesday.  I’ll be combining these into the same posts as they’re both short and sweet.  

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The Girl and the Mountain (Book of the Ice #2) by Mark Lawrence.  I’ve been waiting for a description for this one so that I could showcase it.  Here goes:

On the planet Abeth there is only the ice. And the Black Rock.

For generations the priests of the Black Rock have reached out from their mountain to steer the fate of the ice tribes. With their Hidden God, their magic and their iron, the priests’ rule has never been questioned. But when ice triber Yaz challenged their authority, she was torn away from the only life she had ever known, and forced to find a new path for herself.

Yaz has lost her friends and found her enemies. She has a mountain to climb, and even if she can break the Hidden God’s power, her dream of a green world lies impossibly far to the south, across a vast emptiness of ice. Before the journey can even start, she has to find out what happened to the ones she loves and save those that can be saved.

Abeth holds its secrets close, but the stars shine brighter for Yaz and she means to unlock the truth.

Expected Publication : April 2021

You can also check out the first chapter here.

Check out both covers here: do you have a favourite?



This meme was first created by Kathy over at Bermuda Onion Blog and has now been adopted by Elza Reads

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love.  

No rules just enjoy and for further info check out Elza Reads.

My word this week is:


Now, as this is my first week, I helpfully made a note of a couple of words that I fancied using and then very unhelpfully didn’t write down which book I read them from.  Yeah….  So, I’ve wracked my tiny little pea sized brain and I’m fairly certain I know where I picked this week’s nugget from.  So, definition:

Schadenfreude, noun
a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction when something bad happens to someone else

Here’s an interesting article about the secret joys of the word.

And here’s the book where I’m 99.8% certain I read this last week, for which my review is due on Thursday:

Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift.  Description here.


That’s it for this week.  If you’re taking part in both of these or either please don’t forget to link up.



24 Responses to “Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I should definitely get cracking on The Girl and the Stars. That was the top book I regret not getting to in 2020 and hopefully I should get it done before Mountain comes out 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I am looking forward to Mountain very much and it has two quite lovely covers.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Yvonne (@Fiction_Books)

    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for stopping by Fiction Books today and sharing in WWW, it is great to e-meet you! I have just followed you on Twitter and was wondering, do you have a Goodreads account?

    Schadenfreude is such a fantastic word and although I think I might have come across it before, I have obviously never taken any notice of it and thus had no idea what it meant. I really do need to work this one into a conversation somewhere 🙂

    I am scheduled to take part in the Blog Tour / Review for a book in March and I am still waiting for the download to become available ‘The Fragile Ones’ by Jennifer Chase

    Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    Yvonne xx

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi Yvonne, I am on Goodread and have sent you a friend request.
      I do like the word Schadenfreude – although I guess the meaning is a little less than nice!
      And I don’t think I’ve ever used it in conversation.
      Hope you’re having a good week.
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    This is an author I haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading… I must get around to tucking into some of his books!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Mmm, I wonder which ones you would prefer. The Thorn books are quite grimdark for example so not sure they’d be your thing. Maybe the Nona books.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Ahh… of course! He’s the Prince of Thorns author… aannnddd now I remember why I haven’t picked up his writing:)).

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha. Yes, I thought it might be darker than you usually read.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Indeed – I think I’ll leave him on the shelves for those that can appreciate him and tip-toe ever so quietly awaaaay…

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – yes, you can’t like all the authors I suppose. I must say though that his writing is very good – Ohh, and I have a thought, you might like his sci fi books. They have a completely different feel – One Word Kill is the first of three – they have a Stranger Things vibe, I definitely recommend them.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Ah! Thank you so much for that, Lynn – I’ll give it a go. This one sounds right up my alley:))

      • @lynnsbooks

        I hope you enjoy.
        Lynn 😀

  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

    Schadenfreude is one of those words that, I would imagine, is a feeling every single one of us experience, even the saints.

  5. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Schadenfreude…. Okay! That’s a tough one and I presume it needs to be pronounced with a bit of a German accent or something with harsh phonics. Like Afrikaans!!

    Great word for a feeling we all have had at least once… We just can’t help it! It’s human nature.

    The Girl and the Mountain has such a gorgeous cover! Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks so much for taking part in WWW, I really appreciate it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      No problem – and I already have a few words lined up to choose from next week.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Tammy

    Sadly The Girl and the Stars was a DNF for me, so I’m not going to be reading the sequel😥

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, I recalled you hadn’t loved it but I must have forgotten that it was a DNF. I was mentioning above that whilst this wasn’t my favourite Lawrence book so far I am very keen to see where the second book take us.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I read The Girl and the Stars and as much as I wanted to love it, I didn’t. I do hope you love this sequel and as always, the covers are stunning.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, to be fair, the Girl and the Stars is not my favourite by Lawrence so far, but I did enjoy it and I love his writing so I’m very keen to see how I feel about No.2. My favourites from him were the first two series – the Thorn books which some people find too grimdark, and the Prince of Fools – I loved that one.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    I love that word, Schadenfreude, it just rolls of the tongue! I wish I could fit it in every day sentences!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, it’s not a word that you really hear often is it.
      Lynn 😀

  9. waytoofantasy

    I keep meaning to check out one of his newer series and then not getting to it haha. I hope you enjoy this one, Lynn!

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