“Waiting” On Wednesday: Kingdom of Ash and Briars

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

Kingdom of Ash and Briars - Hannah WestKingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publication date: September 15th 2016
Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
Add on: Goodreads

Bristal, an orphaned kitchen maid, lands in a gritty fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she is an elicromancer with a knack for shape-shifting. An ancient breed of immortal magic beings, elicromancers have been winnowed down to merely two – now three – after centuries of bloody conflict in the realm. Their gifts are fraught with responsibility, and sixteen-year-old Bristal is torn between two paths. Should she vow to seek the good of the world, to protect and serve mortals? Or should she follow the strength of her power, even if it leads to unknown terrors? She draws on her ability to disguise herself as a man to infiltrate a prince’s band of soldiers, and masquerades as a fairy godmother to shield a cursed princess, but time is running out. As an army of dark creatures grows closer, Bristal faces a supernatural war. To save the kingdoms, Bristal must find the courage to show her true form.

Building on homages to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Austen’s Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular debut.

So I think this book will super super super awesome (because hello fairy tales, Emma and Mulan!) or it might crash and burn (because hello expectations). But it does seriously sound awesome though, doesn’t it!

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Author: Cyn

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10 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: Kingdom of Ash and Briars”

  1. Such a pretty cover ^^ And I love fairy-tales !! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. This is the best wow I have seen so far. A story that combines other tales with a shape shifter? Sold! My WOW .

  3. This sounds really good~ Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. This books does sound awesome and I have to admit, I find that cover gorgeous. I adore shifters so I may have to check this one out,. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love retellings like this. Sounds great!
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  6. Great cover and synopsis! so great pick!
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  7. The cover alone makes me want to read it 🙂

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  8. This sounds awesome!! I haven’t heard of it before, but I am absolutely adding it to my TBR! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This sounds wonderfully bizarre and I love the cover. I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out for this one!

  10. sydneyeditor1 says: Reply

    This cover is absolutely lovely, and ohhhh, this blurb — it sounds SO good! What a greatpick this is!

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