Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #86


 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spines. This is a cool way to spotlight a upcoming release that you're anxious about, as well as checking out what other book lovers are anticipating as well. So, check out my WoW for this week:

Crown of IceCrown of Ice
by Vicki L. Weavil
Release date: December 16th 2014
Publisher: Month9Books

Synopsis via Goodreads:
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.


Princess of ThornsPrincess of Thorns
by Stacey Jay
Release date: December 9th 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?



Why I'm Waiting


Both have lovely covers and seem wickedly intriguing. Also, they do have similar concepts, in regards to fairytale and being faced with a dilemma. I like the conflicts emphasized on and am looking forward to see how both girls overcome.

What are you waiting for?

18 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. I hope so too. Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  2. Great pick :) Princess of Thorns is new to me - thanks for highlighting, it sounds awesome. Warrior Princess - I'm sold.
    My WoW

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know I love books about women who fight. It's exciting!

      Delete
  3. Both of these books sound amazing Shane! I'd never heard of either before, but I definitely can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Princess of Thorns! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amazing picks! These are both new to me, but I love fairy tale retellings. And those covers are gorgeous, must go add them to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The covers are lovely. I think that's what attracted me first. I know, shouldn't judge a book by its cover huh lol

      Delete
  5. OOh nice! Love the covers for these! Princess of Thorns sounds especially intriguing to me! Still need to read Stacey Jay's other books though!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ooooh, those two sound super interesting and have such gorgeous covers!! I'm adding them to the TBR list for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Both look so awesome. Great picks.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great picks! Both of these are on my wishlist as I'm a huge fan of fairy tale retellings and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on both of them. Especially love that Crown of Ice is a retelling/reimagining of The Snow Queen as there aren't many around.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I need to start reading retellings too.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  9. Both of those do have gorgeous covers and sound very exciting. Thanks for sharing, Shane!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the first cover and intrigued by 2nd premise. I hope you get to read it soon!

    ReplyDelete

Share your thoughts. I respect them. Leave a link to your blog and I'll stop by.

Related Posts