Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (142)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where that spotlights the upcoming books I am currently anticipating. 

~Currently Anticipating~
A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston 
Release Date: October 6th, 2015 
Publisher: Disney Hyperion 
A Thousand Nights
Goodreads Summary:
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. 

First of all, let's talk about how GORGEOUS this cover is. I would buy this book just for the cover itself. Love the typography and the swirls and the starry night background.
So many Arabian Nights retellings this year and I can't wait to read this one!
 It sounds magical and wonderful!

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1 comment:

  1. Yaaasss. Arabian nights, retelling, fantasy, can't wait! Did you get an eARC from NetGalley? Definitely check it out if you haven't! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Taherah :)

    Check out my WoW post!


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