waiting on wednesday (38)

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.

One of the books I read last year that kickstarted my interest in middle grade (or brought it back into focus, really) was Merrie Haskell’s The Princess Curse.  That story was a delight, and it made an appearance on my best of 2011 list.  Ever since then I’ve been checking in at Haskell’s blog and Amazon, waiting for title and information about her next book.  Today, I found an update.  I can’t find a ‘real’ summary, but the cover art is beautiful, and I’m excited to read it no matter what! Handbook for Dragon Slayers will be published by HarperCollins, and releases on May 28, 2013.

handbook for dragon slayers by merri haskell book cover
Haskell described Handbook as a “standalone MG…set on the Rhine River in the 1130s. There is an extremely faint connection to The Princess Curse, and I consider it set in the same world—the same slightly sideways version of Europe, even though we are hundreds of miles and years away from Reveka’s story.”

What books are you waiting on?

10 comments:

Lindsay Cummings author said...

i LOVE that cover. the horse looks awesome.

Stop by my WOW post? I was lucky enough to review the book early!
http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

thekams said...

Not to sound shallow, but I would pick this book up for the cover art alone! Love the title, and I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for this one (and try to find The Princess Curse!).

Liviania said...

I love that title!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I like the cover. Fun pick! :)

Katieb MundieMoms said...

I love this! this is the 3rd book I've seen in a WOW feature that I've not heard about. I'm totally adding this to my list now. Great feature!

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

I, too, love that cover. Horses! <3

Pixie said...

This looks like one the kids would enjoy. Awesome pick. thanks for stopping by PTB

Book Sake said...

This sounds like a great read for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday!

- Jessica @ Book Sake

biochemguy said...

I hadn't heard of this before so thank you for selecting it! I'm not sure that I'll read it though, and dang what a wait! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

Gina @ My Precious said...

I've not heard of this book, but I'm really excited for it. Looks like something I'd enjoy! Great pick.

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