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?