Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #100: Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

Happy Wednesday, fellow book lovers! This week's "can't wait to read" is:

Kingdom of Ash and Briars
by Hannah West
Publication Date: September 15, 2016
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.
You guys know that I love, LOVE retellings! This one crams a ton of fairytales into one book and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine.