Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Snow Like Ashes



"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...


Snow Like Ashes
(Snow Like Ashes #1)
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Hardcover, 432 pages, Balzer + Bray
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny.

My Thoughts 
   
I think this cover is stunning. Plus, we all need a little more high fantasy in our lives.
What book are you waiting for this Wednesday?   

3 comments:

  1. Oh! This looks like a really good fantasy! Definitely going to add it to our TBR!

    Here's our WoW!

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  2. I saw this one on another recent WoW. Gorgeous cover and I say yes to high fantasy! Thanks for sharing! ~Megan
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