Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #11: Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson

This is a weekly book meme, hosted by
which features future releases that we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!

My pick for this week is The Girl of Fire and Thorns,
by Rae Carson.

Hardcover, 299 pages
Published by GreeWillow/HarperCollins
Expected Release Date: Sept. 20, 2011
Genre: YA Fantasy, Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

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...

Well, this sure sounds like an awesome read!
I love the combination of action
and romance in a novel,
especially if it all takes place in a setting
far removed from 'the real world'!

I can't wait to see how Princess Elisa deals with
her destiny, and the expectations
that have been laid upon her shoulders.
I also can't wait to see how the romance
will fit in with it all!

Oh, and did I mention the beautiful cover?

So what upcoming releases are you all eagerly 
waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I'm waiting on this one, too. :) The title reminded me immediately of the Hunger Games at first (Girl Who Was on Fire), but the story, it seems, couldn't be more different or fascinating. I love the cover, too.

  2. Hey, there, Kat! Glad to see you're interested in this one, too. I think the plot sounds terrific, and yes, that cover....too good!!

    Thanks for commenting!! : )

  3. I'm really excited about this one too!!

    Check out Em's WoW!

  4. Great pick!! This book seems really great and I will have to check it out!

    check out my waiting on Wednesday!

  5. I seriously need longer days to be able to read all the books I have... sigh... Hopefully I'll read it soon^^

    This is My WoW. Please, feel free to pass by and have a look.



  6. Great pick! I can't wait until this one comes out
    New follower :)

    Amy's Waiting on Wednesday

  7. So excited to read this one I think I may have to pre-order it.

  8. I just received this book for an ARC. Now I might just move it up on my reading list. Good pick for WoW :)!!

    - Ivy @ The Story Seekers

  9. I've been waiting for this one since it was announced. I can't wait, it sounds great!

    Books of Amber

  10. Oh man. This is available on Net Galley though if you don't want to wait. I can tell you it blew me away. The story was a nice surprise.

  11. Sash & Em, Sharon, Kyanara, Alaiel, Sally, Amber:

    Thank you so much for commenting! Glad you liked my pick. I'll be checking out your WOWs, too!! : )

    Sarah, Amy, storyseekers and RhiannonPaille:

    Thanks for commenting, and also for following!! I'm checking out your WOWs, as well!!

    Grace and Rhiannon:

    If I were into ebooks, I'd definitely get this one through Net Galley. But I do prefer REAL books that I can hold in my hands, lovingly turning the pages! Lol. Thanks for the suggestion, though, and for commenting!! To Grace, thanks for being a loyal follower!! : )

    Rhiannon: You're very welcome!! Your blog is lovely, and I'm so looking forward to the publication of your novel!!!

    Thank you so much for the comment and the follow!! : )


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