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.
Happy Wednesday y’all! This week I’m eagerly waiting on Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim. I absolutely loved Lim’s Spin the Dawn so I’m that much more excited for this one. Six Crimson Cranes is inspired by the story The Wild Swans and steeped in Asian culture and mythology. I cannot wait to see what Lim does with it!
Series: Six Crimson Cranes #1
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on 2021-07-06
Length: 464 pages
Shiori, the only princess of Kiata, has a secret. Forbidden magic runs through her veins. Normally she conceals it well, but on the morning of her betrothal ceremony, Shiori loses control. At first, her mistake seems like a stroke of luck, forestalling the wedding she never wanted, but it also catches the attention of Raikama, her stepmother.
Raikama has dark magic of her own, and she banishes the young princess, turning her brothers into cranes, and warning Shiori that she must speak of it to no one: for with every word that escapes her lips, one of her brothers will die.
Penniless, voiceless, and alone, Shiori searches for her brothers, and, on her journey, uncovers a conspiracy to overtake the throne—a conspiracy more twisted and deceitful, more cunning and complex, than even Raikama's betrayal. Only Shiori can set the kingdom to rights, but to do so she must place her trust in the very boy she fought so hard not to marry. And she must embrace the magic she's been taught all her life to contain—no matter what it costs her.
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This one is on my TBR as well. Great pick!
Lisa Loves Literature
This is definitely on my TBR list. I really liked her Spin the Dawn book and was intrigued by the mention of this princess
Me too! I’m curious to see how she blends the fairytale with Asian mythology/culture.
cool cover. hope it’s a good one
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This cover is sooooo stunning. I’ve only seen this fairy tale retold once by Juliet Marillier, so I am very curious to read this one. Great pick!
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I really want to read this one too! I have Spin the Dawn on my shelf here to read. It sounds so good! I hope you enjoy Six Crimson Cranes when you read it, Lillian. Happy reading!
Spin the Dawn is one of my favorites! It was so good. I hope you enjoy when you get a chance to read it ☺️