Waiting on Wednesday: 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. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publication Date: 9.20.2011
Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

A girl chosen for greatness, doomed to fail, facing probable death...and marrying a hot (I assume) king? Oh my gosh, this sounds so good! 

What are you waiting on?


  1. The cover is gorgeous. I hope the story inside is also great

  2. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I quickly became a NEW follower.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

  3. A great choice!

    My WoW for this week is here :)

  4. I'm not sure I really "get" this book. Is it supposed to be high fantasy or historical? But it sounds amazing!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

  5. Wow. This sounds pretty good. And Tamora Pierce is recommending it? Awesome! I love Tamora Pierce! New follower by the way, you have a gorgeous blog.

    Melissa @ SheShines

  6. Aleetha: I hope so too! I hate getting excited for books, only to be let down. Not fun.

    Cory: Thanks for stopping by and following! Im flattered you like my blog. :)

    Sharon: Thanks for stopping by!

    Rie: I think it's supposed to be more of an Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Fantasy...I could be wrong, though. It's does sound amazing, though!

    Melissa: I noticed that too. She's like the queen of fantasy, so it's definitely a good blurb to see. Thanks for following! I'm so glad you like my blog. :)

  7. Rie: Wasn't paying attention to what I typed! What I meant to say was: High Fantasy/Paranormal Fantasy, instead of Urban Fantsy.

  8. Hmmm... I dunno. It's screaming LOVE TRIANGLE at me and I'm kind of getting sick of those.

  9. Great choice! I really want to read this one too!

    I am a new follower! :D

    I love the blog.

  10. Such a great choice - I can't wait for this one to be released. It sounds amazing!

    (My WoW)

  11. Great new title for me and I am loving the sound of this one. Great pick!

  12. Great choice! I featured this cover this week on my Monday post, it's just simply gorgeous! New follower, too ;)

    Check out my WOW this week!

  13. That sounds really good - yay, something to add to my reading list, thank you!

    Here is my WoW pick: http://tinyurl.com/6zo6r72
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  14. Wow. So many themes going on here, this could be FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing
    Here's my WoW, please stop by and check out the blog!

  15. OH! THat sounds very cool!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' Wow:

  16. I love the cover for this book! I can't wait to read it. I hope it's great! :)

  17. Lissa: I'm getting sick of love triangles too...but somehow, I can't stay away from the drama! ;)

    Jules: Thanks for your comment and for following! :)

    Carina: I hope you get yo read it! I'm so excited for it.

    Jan: Thanks for stopping by!

    Brittany: I'll have to go check out your post! Thanks for following!

    Nickey: Glad I could help! :)

    Anna: Thanks for stopping by! I'll definitely check you blog out. :)

    Erika: Thanks for your comment!

    Christy: I love the cover too! So pretty. :)

  18. Hi Jules! I have seen this book floating around and it always catches my eye when I see it-- thanks for the summary, I agree that this does sound pretty darned amazing!!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  19. Oh, and also-- thanks so much for the compliment, it means soooo much to me when readers say they like my blog :) Just that little comment made my day that much better hehe ;)

    I am super excited for my giveaway too, see you tomorrow!

  20. Love the cover, sounds like a good read.

  21. Can't wait for this one it looks great. Definitely have to assume the King is hot.

  22. I agree, this one sounds pretty fabulous! Not sure about the prophecy aspect of it, since that's a little overdone, but hopefully there'll be a bit of a twist in there. And blurbed by Tamora Pierce is a good sign :D


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