Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#38): A Thousand Nights

 
Waiting on Wednesday  is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that booklovers can't wait to get their hands on!


Title: A Thousand Nights
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Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling
Expected Publication Date: October 6th, 2015


Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.
 

Why am I waiting?

Another beauty here! Ever since I read Heather Lyon's The Collectors' Society, which is about Alice in Wonderland, I love retellings! (That's such a good book btw, check it out!) I love the cover, the blurb sounds great too so I don't think it'll disappoint me. Very looking forward to reading this! :)

11 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this book and it sounds very interesting! I love fantasy and that cover is absolutely stunning! Great pick this week :) My WoW:

    Crystal @ Books Unbound

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    1. Oooh! You really haven't? I've seen it in a lot of WoW's over the past few weeks! I hope you'll enjoy it if you decide to read it sometime! :)

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  2. I love retellings and this is on my list! Plus, that cover is just gorgeous! Great pick!
    Here's my WoW

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    1. Yay! I totally agree! I hope it'll be great! :D

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  3. This one has been on my TBR for awhile! I can't wait to get my hands on this retelling!! :D

    Here's my WoW!

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    1. You'll probably get to read it sooner than me, so I hope you enjoy it, haha. :D

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  4. I love the premise of this! I've heard this fairytale or myth, whatever it is, before and I think it's very cool that it's becoming a novel.

    -Ashley
    What's Your Story?

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  5. Omigosh! Such a great pick. Doesn't this book sound and look amazing?!

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  6. Great pick! I've been seeing this one around and it sounds really good. I love the cover. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  7. Not too long ago someone on one of my Reader Interviews pointed this book out to me. I've been absolutely loving the cover ever since. And the book's premise is pretty great as well! :D

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  8. I love this type of book. It reminds me of some of my favorite from my childhood. P.S. I see you participated with Scorched's release day. I loved the book and that author.

    Here's mine

    Also, be sure to check out my $30 giveaway on Amazon here

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