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June 1, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday # 49 ~ The Girl of Fire and Thorns

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

My pick:

Summary from Goodreads:
Princess Elisa is a disappointment to her people. Although she bears the Godstone in her navel, a sign that she has been chosen for an act of heroism, they see her as lazy and useless and fat.

On her sixteenth birthday, she is bartered off in royal marriage and shipped away to a kingdom in turmoil, where her much-older and extremely beautiful husband refuses to acknowledge her as his wife. Devastated, Elisa decides to take charge of her fate and learn what it means to bear the Godstone. As an invading army threatens to destroy her new home, and everyone at court maneuvers to take advantage of the young princess, Elisa becomes convinced that, not only is her own life in danger, the whole world needs saving. But how can a young girl who has never ridden horseback, never played the game of politics, and never attained the love of a man save the world? Elisa can't be sure, but she must try to uncover the Godstone's secret history before the enemy steals the destiny nestled in her core.
Rae Carson
September 20th, 2011 by Greenwillow/HarperCollins

It has been a while since I read a synopsis that made me want a book as much as this one. This summary is from the U.K version, and it made me want to meet Princess Elisa.


  1. that girl fat?

    Ok not the point, great WoW, I want to read it :)

  2. I've been wanting to read this book, long before it even had a cover! I love the sound of it.

    Here's my waiting on wednesday post.

  3. I am really excited about this book. Court intrigue and a protagonist that must grow in order to survive has a lot of potential to be a fantastic story. Great pick!

  4. That sounds great!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW

  5. I have been wanting this one too!

  6. I'm waiting on this one too. Looks awesome.

  7. Is this the first in the series?

    Looks amazing... adding it to my to read list right now! Gorgeous cover as well!