waiting on wednesday (12)

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.


I’m not sure where I first heard about The Girl of Fire and Thorns. All I know is that suddenly it seemed like EVERYONE was talking about how awesome it was on twitter. And by then, of course, I was a little bit skeptical and also a lot intrigued (and wondering when I missed the bus, exactly). Fast forward a couple of months to the present day. Now that I’ve seen the summary, I can barely contain my excitement. It’s supposed to be all awesome and stuff, AND it’s epic fantasy? Sign me up right quick! The Girl of Fire and Thorns will be published by Greenwillow Books on September 20, 2011.


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.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young. Most of the chosen do.


What books are you waiting on?

45 comments:

DarlingNickey said...

I heard a lot about this book, too, but I haven't read it yet (no ARC)...
Sounds very interesting :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog
Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

Manga Maniac said...

I am waiting for this one, too! I did like the old cover better, though. Great pick!

Amy @ Turn the Page said...

I hadn't heard of this one but you're right it does look good! Thanks for posting about it :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

Richard said...

thanks for the comment! this book looks pretty awesome!

i'm following your blog :)

Rebecca said...

This looks So good. It's going in my TBR pile.

Book Sake said...

I can't wait to read this one, it does sound great!

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

Great pick!! I'm totally curious what will happen.

P.S. LOVE LOVE your hat!!! Did you make it?

Paranormal Wastelands' WoW
http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday_29.html

Lisa said...

Yes, I completely agree with you! This novel honestly came out of nowhere all of a sudden. Made me think it'd been out for a long time and I was just out of the loop!!

Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

Cecelia said...

Greta: Thanks! I didn't make my hat - you can buy them here!

TG said...

Yep, I've been noticing this book a lot, too. It sounds fab.

New follower, BTW. Hi!

bookdout said...

I'm not really into epic fantasy but I mist admit this one has me intrigued - I've heard the buzz too :)

Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

Cecelia: I can't get the link to work :) I adore making hats and I uber loves raccoons! You hat is super cute!

Cecelia said...

Greta: Sorry about that! Here's the 'raw' link.

http://www.berkeleyhat.com/knitanimalhats.html

Liz. R said...

I absolutely cannot wait for this one, it sounds awesome! But all the hype worries me a bit, because usually I'm disappointed with the really hyped up books. Hopefully it won't be the case with this one, it does sounds amazing. Great pick!

BrittLit said...

Is this the new cover? I don't think I like it quite as much. It's different which is nice, but sort of ugly. It reminds me a bit of the cover for Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima *shrugs*. This book still sounds great. Super choice!

Cecelia said...

Liz R.: I know what you mean about hyped books. They almost always let me down. But for this one, I'll keep hoping!

BrittLit: Yes, this is the new cover. I agree with you - I don't think it's as pretty. Ah well!

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

@cecelia - Those are very cool!! Thanks for the link!

Ella Press said...

I'm waiting on this too! But I prefer the other cover, the one with the picture of the girl. It's much more enticing, to me.

Happy reading, and thanks for having stopped by me blog!
xo,
Ella

oO Mariana Oo said...

I looks very interesting, and the cover is nice too, although I liked the other one more.
Nice pick!

-Mariana S
http://smartgirls-read.blogspot.com/

Sarah @ Y.A. Love said...

I've just started hearing about this one too. I know it has a new cover (the one in your post) which I like much more than the first. It sounds like a good book.

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Looks great! I prefer the other cover but this is probably more appropriate since it looks more fantasy-ish.

Alissa said...

Okay, this looks both action packed and awesome. Great pick!


And thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower. :]

Yaseena said...

nice pick! I heard about this one but the cover is new :) Looks like it'll be an interesting read.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kim @ A Daydreamer Reads said...

Great choice; I didn't know this one yet, but it sounds exciting!
I hope you'll love it when you're finally able to read it :)

carolsnotebook said...

Apparently I live under a rock, because I haven't heard of this one. It does sounds good, though.

Sullivan McPig said...

Hmmm... sound like it has the almost inescapable love triangle going on, but otherwise it does sound promising.

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

The story sounds amazing, I'll definitely be checking it out! The cover...hm, it looks like they were trying to give it more of a high fantasy look. Both cover are just "okay" for me, but I'm hoping the story is amazing! :)

Lilie said...

I didn’t know this one but it sounds really promising. Thank you for sharing, I’ll add it to my wishlist!

Lilie

PS: Thank you for stopping by my blog.

bookmonkeyscribbles said...

Ohhh! I've not heard of this one! I wonder how it skipped my radar! Sounds fantastic though...adding it to my wish list right away! Great pick thanks!! :)

Crystal (Book Snob) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm super excited for this book to come out too! And I love the new cover :)

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Maria Behar said...

Hi, Cecelia! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

This book sounds very, very exciting! I'll be sure to investigate further!

Thanks for posting it on WOW!! : )

Maria @ http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/

YA Book Queen said...

I'm so excited for this one, it sounds like it's going to be an amazing story! Wonderful pick :)

Novels On The Run said...

I have this one on my wish list. I noticed the cover change couple days ago. Great choice.

new follower

Michelle A.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I haven't heard about this one! I likes the sound of it :)

Lauren said...

I've been hearing really good things about this one as well, and since I always love a good YA fantasy I'm definitely going to be checking it out. Though, I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the new cover... but it's starting to grow on me.

Megan said...

I must have missed the bus on this one, too, because this is the first time I'm hearing about it. It does sound super good, though. Great pick!

Idris said...

Wow, I haven't read anything about this book... but looks pretty good! : )

danya said...

Thanks for dropping by! Yep, The Girl of Fire and Thorns is on my tbr list too...I'm a sucker for high fantasy :D

Ayanami Faerudo said...

Wah! Your WoW book is intriguing.

Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text) said...

I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good! Thanks for stopping by, and for bringing this book to my attention :-)

KTJ said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! :D

I can't wait to read this! It will probably be one of my WoW entries in the future lol!

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

I like this cover more than the original one, and yes! This book looks so awesome, I can't wait for it to be released either :)

DJL said...

This sounds like a great and mysterious adventure! :) A very unique premise that looks promising. To the TBR list on Goodreads! Thank you for visiting and for sharing. :) Happy reading!

~DJL

Lauren B said...

Haven't heard of it but it sounds really good.
Thanks for stopping by

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awesome pick!

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