Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday.
This week I’m excitedly waiting on Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao. I’m a sucker for a good-retelling, especially those based around fairy tales. This particular book is based on the Asian fairy tale of The Evil Queen, and it has a lot of promise. I personally cannot wait to get my hands on a copy 😀 Plus that cover is gorgeous with the snake!
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Series: Rise of the Empress #1
Published by Philomel Books on 2017-10-10
Length: 384 pages
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.
Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?
Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
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