Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Waiting on...

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for. Though actually it almost never gets posted on Wednesday LOL.
by E.K. Johnston

hitting shelves October 6th, 2015 
from Disney-Hyperion
LO-MELKHIIN KILLED THREE HUNDRED GIRLS before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

My thoughts:
Fabulous cover and with all the promise of myth, magic and monsters, I am SO ON BOARD. :)


  1. A Thousand Nights sounds really different. This is the first that I've heard of it so I'm adding it to the TBR immediately. Great pick :)

  2. OMG the cover!!!! So gorgeous. This counds like a really interesting book, original concept. I'm adding to my TBR.

    Hope you can check out my WoW.


    Page @ Never Enough Shelf Space

  3. Well, it definitely made me curious! I don't know if it would be something for me, but I might check it out anyway. And the cover looks freaking amazing! So beautiful!

    Here's my WoW! I followed you via bloglovin' - great blog! :)

    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  4. This sounds like the perfect book for me :) Here is my WOW



  5. Wow this sounds really good! I loved the original and there is another book being released this year called The Wrath and the Dawn which offers a different take on the story. I will be adding this to my TBR list. Great pick!

  6. ChristinaBookAddictApril 1, 2015 at 4:46 AM

    Wow- what a gorgeous cover! I definitely like the sound of this one...seems like a unique fantasy. Great pick, Becky!

  7. Liz @ Planet PrintApril 1, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Ooh I've not heard of this before but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR! The cover is lovely as well, has a very magical feel to it! Thanks for sharing :).

  8. The Closet LibraryApril 1, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    I have not come across this one yet. It sounds amazing though. I am adding it to my TBR. Thanks for introducing it to me!

  9. I haven't heard about this book but it sounds good and absolutely gorgeous cover!

  10. Is it bad that I want to buy the book before I have even read the blurb because of that cover?! Now I can't wait for this one either!
    My WOW

  11. Great pick! This sounds so interesting!

  12. I'm looking forward to reading A Thousand Nights too!

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  13. I picked the same this week! THAT COVERRRRRR. I seriously can't wait for this. My goodness.

  14. Oh yes. I just saw someone else blog about this too :D And it is SO PRETTY. <3 Sounds pretty great too ;) I hope you'll end up loving it Becky. <3 Gorgeous pick :)