Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine

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

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

The Traitor Prince
(Ravenspire #3)
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Hardcover, 416 pages, Balzer + Bray
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Retelling

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king — and reveal Javan’s identity — is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena, but also a band of prisoners allied against him, and even the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive — but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight the deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both.

My Thoughts

I still haven’t read the second book about Rumpelstiltskin, but I’m anticipating this one. I didn’t love The Shadow Queen as much as I loved Redwine’s Defiance; however, I still enjoyed it enough to want this pretty thing on my shelves, along with its predecessor. I’m not sure what fairytale this book is retelling though? Anyone know?

What book are you waiting for this Wednesday?


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