Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. This event highlights our most-wanted upcoming releases!
Author: Ellen Oh
Release Date: Jan. 02, 2013
I remember hearing Ellen Oh's name thrown around at some point, whether it was when the book sold, on Twitter, or somewhere else. I don't really remember. I feel as though GoodReads didn't have a page on it at the time, so I forgot about the book. Then I saw this gorgeous cover (And, okay, at first I was looking at a tiny image and thought I was staring at an apple in the middle and thinking, "Oh, hey, Snow White!" *cough*).
The summary sounds completely kick-ass, though. It's high fantasy, one of the genres I love best. The book sounds like it will be for readers who like Kristin Cashore (GRACELING, FIRE, BITTERBLUE), Leigh Bardugo (SHADOW AND BONE, which is, um, amazing), Alison Goodman (EON, EONA), Cinda Williams Chima (The Heir Chronicles, the Seven Realms series), Cindy Pon (SILVER PHOENIX, FURY OF THE PHOENIX), and more.
It just sounds amazing, like an all-consuming, epically sweeping fantasy. Plus, it has an Asian (this time Korean) flare, which always intrigues me. And...I'm pretty sure I just built this book up too much in my head, so I'm going to stop thinking about it now because I just want to enjoy it.
What are you anxiously waiting for this Wednesday?