Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (172) The Waking Land

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:47 PM with 2 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

The Waking Land

Author: Callie Bates
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Release Date: July 4, 2017


In the lush and magical tradition of Naomi Novik s award-winning Uprooted comes this riveting debut from brilliant young writer Callie Bates whose boundless imagination places her among the finest authors of fantasy fiction, including Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir. 

Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life. 

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her. 

But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. 

Why I'm Excited:
Serious cover love. This sounds like a depature from the books I tend to go for, but I love that she feels a connection to the natural world because that is something I'm researching now for my WIP. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for this one. 

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  1. Sounds like an intriguing read for sure...I'm loving the cover, too! Great pick!

  2. I see Naomi Novik and Sabaa Tahir! The pub is selling this one with the big names, interesting... I love the cover too, and the connection to the natural world. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic week. =)

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