Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday
Huntress by Malinda Lo

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 


 
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young People
Author: Malinda Lo
Release date: April 5, 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 Tanlili, 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. 
 
While I have not read Ash (something I would like to change) I am excited about this prequel because it sounds like a wonderful adventure filled with fairies and two very strong female characters.


25 comments:

Christina T said...

I did read Ash and I thought it was an interesting and creative interpretation of Cinderella. Good pick!

Lori said...

I haven't read Ash either! I need to! This one sounds fantastic! Great pick!

Samita (Book Purring) said...

I'm intrigued by the title alone, I've seen this book around blogs a lot lately :)

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this, too! Great choice this week, Jan! :)

Book Sake said...

This one looks great - need to pick up Ash as well!

Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

Darlyn said...

Wow!This is really nice pick!

Christina/Book Addict said...

I'm waiting on this one as well. It sounds awesome; plus, that cover is fantastic! Great pick!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I'm literally waiting on this one...It's in the mail! I'll let you know what I think!

Cynthia said...

I haven't read Ash either but I really want to and this one does sounds really good.

Karen said...

Ooh, sounds like a really cool traditional fantasy! Intriguing.

Jenny said...

I'm waiting for this one too Jan! I haven't read Ash either, but it seems like I could start with this one and then read Ash:) I love this cover too, it's gorgeous!

A Canadian Girl said...

I haven't read Ash either but this one sounds really interesting and I love the cover! Plus, I'm a big fan of girls that can handle themselves.

Lily Child said...

I'm really excited about this one too! :) I also have yet to read Ash...

Melissa said...

I'm interested by the title alone, I haven't read Ash either, two new books being added to my TBR :)

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Wow -- this sounds like a great read! I agree, the heroines sound awesome and the story sounds magical. Great pick!

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

Julie said...

I haven't read Ash either. But this looks good. I'm really into faeries at the moment. I love the cover! Here's my WoW.

YA Book Queen said...

I'm very excited for this one - that cover is amazing, and the plot sounds wonderful :D

Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great pick! This has such an interesting premise :)

I Read Banned Books said...

I am currently running a book tour for this title. If you are interested...come by and look for Banned Book Tour tab.

Great pick!

Jen

Jessica Lawlor said...

Never heard this one, bur what an intense cover!

Alison said...

I'd like to read Ash. This one looks super good too. I love the cover.

Lizzy said...

I haven't read Ash, either. Judging by the good buzz it got, this one should be good as well. Great pick!

Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

Oh my!!
I didnt know there would be a prequel to Ash out!
Yay!

Staci said...

That cover is awesome!!! I want to read "Ash" too!!

 
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