Waiting on Wednesday: The Sandcastle Empire

The Sandcastle Empire is one of the debut novels that I am most looking forward to this year. Not only because I won a preorder copy from the amazingly sweet author, Kayla Olson, but also because this book sounds frigging awesome! Check out all the details below and be sure to add it to your TBR.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Be sure to check out their blog and share the upcoming books your excited about with us each Wednesday!


The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

32051724Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.


The Nitty Gritty:

  • Title: The Sandcastle Empire
  • Author: Kayla Olson
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Pub Date: June 6, 2017
  • Pages: 464

About the Author


Kayla Olson lives in Texas, and can usually be found in near proximity to black coffee, the darkest chocolate, Scrivener, and an army of Sharpie highlighters.

You can find her online at:


The Movie Details

This book is so amazing it already has a major movie deal and it isn’t even coming out until June! And not only that, but it’s being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Yup, THAT Leonardo DiCaprio! I’m ALMOST as excited to watch this movie as I am to read the book. Check out all the details about the movie here!

What books are you waiting on this Wednesday? Are you looking forward to The Sandcastle Empire too?

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Lois says:

    Okay, this book sounds EPIC. I love the concept and the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio signed up to produce the film is definitely a major plus haha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. YAandWine says:

      No kidding! I cannot wait to read it! Counting down to June!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I have this on my TBR list as well! I heard about it from a popular booktuber and decided to check it out. The movie news is so cool and I love Leo!


    1. YAandWine says:

      Oh, good! Can’t wait to read and chat about it. Seriously, a debut novel snagging Leo’s attention? It’s gotta be good, right?!


      1. That’s my hope too *fingers crossed* the cover is gorgeous and the story sounds amazing.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. YAandWine says:

        Totally agreed. And I’m so excited for the author!


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