Waiting on WednesdayWaiting 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 what I'm waiting on this week:
Crown of Ice by Vicki L. WeavilAdmittedly, I've never actually read 'The Snow Queen', the fairy tale Crown of Ice is actually based upon, but I still feel a strong urge to read this book. Beyond it's eye-catching cover, talk of Snow Queens, wizards, magic, sorcerers, enchanted beasts, a perilous quest, deceit and frozen hearts definitely sealed the deal for me! Doesn't all of that sound brilliant?! I'm also really digging the fact that the MC isn't all virtuous and pure, makes this one all the more appealing to me because it's so different from the usual YA fantasy fare. Yeah, this needs to get on my bookshelf! Soon.
Expected Publication: September 9th 2014 by Month9Books
Thyra Winther's seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can't reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she's doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.
Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal.
A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai's childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra's willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts -- to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup's devotion and the fire of a young man's desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.
CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity.
Are you guys as excited for Crown of Ice as I am?
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