It’s Waiting on Wednesday again and I’m really excited for the pick this week!!
My WoW choice is…. Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West.
First a synopsis from Amazon:
Building on homages to”Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” Jane Austen s”Emma”and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular and wholly original debut.
Bristal, a sixteen-year-old kitchen maid, lands in a fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she has elicromancer magic in her blood. Elicromancers are an ancient breed of immortal people, but only two remain in Nissera. Bristal joins the ranks of Brack and Tamarice without knowing that one of them has a dark secret . . . Tamarice is plotting a quest to overthrow the realm s nobility and take charge herself. Together, Bristal and Brack must guard Nissera against her black elicromancy. There are cursed princesses to protect, royal alliances to forge and fierce monsters to battle all with the hope of preserving peace.
Okay, they had me at the allusions to fairy tales. And the cover. Lookit that cover — it’s GORGEOUS!
I have to say that I wouldn’t usually pick up books that seem so magic heavy, but this I’m willing to because FAIRY TALES! Fairy Tale retellings are my weakness, my love, my passion… I know I mentioned this.
This book is set to be released in the UK 15 August 2016.
What are you waiting on this week? What can’t you wait to get your hands on?