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Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly anticipating.

Title & Author: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Genre: YA

Publication Date: September 20, 2011

Description: “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.”

Why I’m Stoked: I’m a fan of the underdog, and Elisa certainly seems like one! She was never supposed to be the princess who took the spotlight, but now she must to save her kingdom. I normally like a side of fantasy with my YA, but this story sounds fantastic enough on it’s own!

What’s your pick?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.