Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (13)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Summary from Goodreads:
Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do. 


Why am I looking forward to The Girl of Fire and Thorns? Everything about the summary, the cover, and the title calls to me. I'm a sucker for stories including princesses, I adore fantasy, and have I mentioned the Tamora Pierce blurb on the cover? Add in the intriguing title, a gorgeous blue-toned cover (my ultimate weakness) with a girl in a stunning blue gown and you can consider me sold on this book. 

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is published by Greenwillow (an imprint of HarperCollins) and its expected publication date is September 20, 2011.  

So, what are you waiting on this week? :D


  1. This one sounds really interesting and I like the cover. Great pick!

  2. I've been hearing really good things about this one already!! Definitely one I'm excited about, too.

  3. The title is intriguing and the cover is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! Here is my wow

  4. I love a tale when a prophecy comes true only with a twist. Great pick!

  5. Oh, this one is on my wishlist as well! It sounds amazing and it looks amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy for myself.
    Great pick.

    (My WoW)

  6. I am looking forward to reading this one!

    My WoW is here, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week.

  7. YES!!!! This one was recently added to my list and I couldn't be more excited to get a hold of it! Great pick!

    Check out my WOW this week!

  8. Sounds very fairy tale-ish . . . I really like the sound of this one.

    My WOW for this week comes with a giveaway . . . very exciting! :)

  9. The first line from the summary of Goodreads sold me. Great blurb. I also love the cover and the theme. I want this book too.

  10. A nice and interesting choice.


  11. I added this one to my list recently! Not only is the cover stunning, but the premise sounds absolutely interesting. Can't wait!

  12. I'm waiting on this one too. Looks awesome.

  13. Great pick! Looks like a really good read.

    My WoW!

  14. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I am not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads


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