Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking the Spineand it's a weekly meme mentioning an anticipated upcoming release!
My Choice:

Release Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill

Sixteen-year-old Cleo has grown up in luxury, the royal heiress to a prosperous kingdom. But beneath her nation’s seemingly peaceful surface lies dangerous unrest. Whispers of war are growing ever louder—intensified by a murderous incident for which Cleo’s betrothed, Aron, is accused.

Amidst the ongoing intrigue, Cleo has a more desperate mission. She defies her father’s orders and sets off on a secret and perilous journey into a neighboring country, seeking a magic long thought to be mythical. If it’s real, it could be the cure that heals her ailing sister. If it’s only legend, Cleo will be stranded in a kingdom that has just declared war on her own.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with unforgettable characters and vibrantly imagined magic. Falling Kingdoms is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Cinda Williams Chima, and George R.R. Martin.
My first thought when I glanced at the cover was “WHOA! A YA Assassin’s Creed novel!? I need to check this out!” While this book ended up having nothing to do with AC *sad face*, it definitely sounds like a great read! The cover is awesome, the plot seems interesting, and I love finding more epic/high fantasy reads. Cleo sounds like a strong character, one that I could end up really getting behind, and with mentions of being similar to the works of Kristin Cashore, Cinda Williams Chima, and George R.R. Martin (aka the greatest fantasy authors of our time), how could anyone not want to read this? What is your pick this week?

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