"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I'm waiting on....
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Where do I start? If the cover art doesn't do it for you (I swear Harper has some of the prettiest covers), then the plot has to at least pique your interest! Also? Thank God Elisa isn't another sleek, slender blonde who kicks butt on a daily basis. Sounds like this is a real girl with an imperfect body - something teens reading this need to see. It's totally OK to not be stick thin and you can still rock.
Here's the Goodreads blurb:
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.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns will be released 9.20.2011 by Greenwillow/HarperCollins