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December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday # 29 - The Hunt of the Unicorn

"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
Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy.
Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls—into that other world.
Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear. But the danger is real enough. Almost before she can think, Elayne is attacked by a ferocious beast, rescued by a unicorn, and taken prisoner by a tyrant king. Each of them seems to have an idea about her—that she's a hero, a villain, dinner!
But Elayne has a few ideas of her own. She wants to overthrow the king; she wants to tame the unicorn. She wants to go home! And she's willing to become both hero and villain to do it.
C.C. Humphreys
March 8th, 2011 by Random House
Amazon (pre-order)

Sounds good, with a strong female protagonist and unicorns! And the cover is gorgeous :)


  1. Sounds really good but it reminds me a little bit of Warped which comes out in January, just the tapestry part. Great pick, I'll be adding it to my list.

  2. I am very excited about this one too. As a kid I was fascinated by unicorns, collecting every statue I could find. Can't wait great pick!

  3. You had me at the word unicorn . . . plus the cover is quite lovely. :)

  4. The cover is gorgeous. And unicorns! Now there's something I haven't read about at all! :)

    Here's my WoW

  5. I can't wait for this one! For some reason I always forget about it though. Thanks for reminding me again!

  6. I've never heard of this one, but I'm so excited about it! Unicorns...don't get nearly enough of them ;)

  7. I have never heard of this one. Unicorns? Hmmm, don't read much about those.

    Check out my WOW: The Simon Pulse "Elizabeth" Edition.


  8. The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
    By Stephenie Meyer
    Publication date: April 12, 2011

    This must-have hardcover edition--the only official guide--is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. This comprehensive handbook—essential for every Twilight Saga fan—is full-color throughout with nearly 100 gorgeous illustrations and photographs and with exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references, and much more.

  9. I loved LOVE unicorns when I was little - I will have to read this one for nostalgia alone!

    -Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

  10. This looks like a great read. Thanks for sharing :) You can find my WOW here

  11. Looks like a great read and I am loving the cover. I hope when you get your book, you enjoy it. Wanna see what I am Waiting On Wednesday for?

  12. Nice Waiting on Wednesday:D Check out mine please :D

  13. This one's on my list too. Like Cynthia the tapestry bit reminds me of Warped, but the rest of it sounds quite different. Elayne sounds like a pretty strong-minded protagonist!

  14. I've never really been a huge fan of these types of books, but they always have really complex and beautiful covers which I can totally appreciate. Hope you enjoy!

  15. New book to me. What an outstanding cover. Drop by my blog and see what I've listed. I can be found at