Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday *73*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!

Here's my pick this week:

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
The Queen of the Tearling #1
Expected Publication: July 8th 2014 by Harper

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.

Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.

But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend…if she can survive.

The Queen of the Tearling introduces readers to a world as fully imagined and terrifying as that of The Hunger Games, with characters as vivid and intriguing as those of The Game of Thrones, and a wholly original heroine. Combining thrilling action and twisting plot turns, it is a magnificent debut from the talented Erika Johansen.
A plain and serious princess, who loves books, learning and owns a magical sapphire amulet?!  Kelsea sounds like my kind of girl! Then the blurb says she's accompanied by an enigmatic knight, hunted by a crimson-caped assassin and the darkest blood magic. OMG OMG OMG, this book sounds like my jam through and through!  I almost passed out before I read about the evil Red Queen but thankfully, I only passed out after ;-)  In any case, this looks amazing, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Thoughts? Are you waiting on Queen of the Tearling?
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  1. umm.. WHY haven't I heard about this book before? I am adding it to goodreads immediately! ASSASSINS? KNIGHTS? WHAT WHAT?

  2. Love the cover! Love the blurb! Awesome pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. She sounds awesome and so does this book! And her name is the same as mine, just spelt differently hehe. I'm so adding this to my wishlist :)

  4. Wow, this one sounds amazing! Enjoy!

    Here's mine: EYES ON YOU

  5. I really want this book as well, I asked for it on NG I think but was denied. Looks and sounds great, I hope you get it and enjoy it soon!

  6. I was excited to see what you had for your WoW today and you never seem to fail me! Another awesome book that, I TOO, am waiting on. All the elements of High Fantasy that I love! This is definitely on my summer TBR list! Can't wait!!! xoxo
    Come by and check out my Wow & my Book Haul@ Book Hangovers
    xoxo Michelle

  7. Oh YES, this book sounds right up my alley too and now that my expectations are super high with all the hype and early buzz, I really hope I don't end up disappointed. I got this from Edelweiss and may not be able to resist digging into it soon even though it's a ways away from publication. I hope you get the chance to get a copy from BEA!

  8. Oh my! That cover drew me in right away and then the description sounds pretty amazing too! :D

    Thanks for sharing!

    my WOW!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  9. Oooh, this sounds so awesome! Epic cover, too! I love everything about the premise: knights, assassins, magic, Game of Thrones-esque characters?! I can't wait to read this!


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