Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

  "Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted at that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  This week I'm waiting on...  

Huntress by Malinda Lo 
To Be Released: April 5th, 2011

Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.

To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Taninli, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.

The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo’s highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance. 

Huntress is the prequel to Malinda Lo's wonderful book Ash, which I'm reading right now.  I love books with an Asian setting and feel, and especially books with romances that transcend the YA norm.  The cover is one of my favorites for 2011 so far. 

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I love the look and sound of this one! Great pick :D

S (Book Purring) said...

Huntress sounds fun! Here's my WoW

Katie said...

This looks so good. I really like Malinda Lo's writing style, so this should be really good!

Unknown said...

A fabulous pick! It looks really good. Merry Christamas and Happy Reading :)
Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

Mia @GrippedintoBooks

Anonymous said...

How to Knit a Heart Back Home
By Rachael Herron
Publication date: March 1, 2011

Lucy Harrison sells books by day and volunteers with the Cypress Hollow fire department by night. Her life is just the way she likes it—full, even-keeled, and smooth—until bad-boy ex-cop Owen Bancroft comes back to town. Lucy has always been fearless, never scared about diving in to help others. When it comes to risking her heart, however, she realizes she's absolutely terrified.

In a small town like Cypress Hollow, everyone knows your business—and there is nowhere to hide. Then Lucy and Owen are thrown together by the discovery of the lost work of local legend, knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Now Owen, adrift and struggling to redefine himself as a civilian without a badge, will have to learn how to open himself up to life's new possibilities . . . while Lucy decides just how much of herself she's willing to gamble on love.

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great pick. The cover is gorgeous :)

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BLHmistress said...

Love the cover and the premise sounds really interesting. Great pick.

Happy Holidays


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