Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday *81*

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 what I'm waiting on this week:

Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil
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.
Admittedly, 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.

Are you guys as excited for Crown of Ice as I am?
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  1. Ooooh! I am excited now! This looks really good! Doomed to spend eternity as a wraith if she doesn't succeed? FREAKING COOL! LOL. (Well not for her...) Thanks for putting this on my radar Micheline!

  2. This one sounds really good and interesting. I like the cover. The synopsis sounds so very good.

    Books of Love

  3. Definitely adding this to my wishlist! :D I literally just finished watching the movie Frozen, and it's based on The Snow Queen too.

  4. Love this cover. Simply gorgeous.

  5. Oh yeah this looks awesome! "Unencumbered by kindness" Ha! That's fantastic. And the cover is outstanding. I love YA fantasy with different sorts of heroine's so I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR. : )

  6. I haven't heard about it before, but I love fairy-tale retellings! This has the potential to be amazing. I may have read The Snow Queen as a child, I don't remember, but I know Frozen was based on it, so yeah, I'll check it out :)

  7. Beautiful cover! I've wanted this book for so long :D

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier! I haven't heard of this one before, but this looks exactly like a book I want to read!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  9. I love the story of the Snow Queen! And I agree with you; I'm really intrigued by a main character who's more than a little bad and calculating. Its a really different twist for a fantasy story, where the main characters are usually the good guys. And I adore twists on fairy tales (as you might be able to tell from my own pick this week). Very cool choice!

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  10. I never heard of this one! I actually love this fairy tale. There was a picture book version of this story that I loved when I was a little kid. It sounds super amazing. Also, it kind of reminds me a little bit of the Wicked Lovely books by Melissa Marr, which I super enjoyed. I'm not sure how I feel about the cover; it's a little scary to me. But, I like scary stories, so I think I'll love this one. Nice pick.

  11. I've never read The Snow Queen either... but I've seen Frozen, does that count? haha, anyways, I'm definitely intrigued - and the cover is quite striking!

  12. Love the cover, and it sounds pretty good too!
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  13. I like the thought of a MC that's unique. Can't wait to see your review!

  14. Love the cover to this one! Will be adding it to my TBR too! Sounds great!

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace


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