Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #14

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.  Head on over there to take part or to check out all the other fabulous books that people are looking forward to reading! 
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Published by Little Brown Books on 5th April 2011
Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.

To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Taninli, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.

This is the prequel to Malinda Lo's debut novel 'Ash' which I read last year and loved.  I'm so excited about this one that I can hardly wait.  It sounds amazing, it has a stunning cover and is described as 'overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details', which definitely appeals to me because I love stories based in and around China.  April seems such a long way off!


  1. Oooh I love prequels! And this cover!! :)

  2. I hope when you get this book, it will be everything you hope it will be. Wanna see what I am Waiting On Wednesday for?

  3. This is has gotten my attention a few weeks ago. Love the cover and the premise is awesome.

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  4. This looks so good!


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