“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Sara B. Larson
Expected Publication: Jan. 7, 2014
A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.
Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince’s guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can’t prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.
The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she’s sworn to protect?
Why? It’s mostly about the love triangle for me with this one. I like a good love triangle now and again, and this one sounds really fun. Also, the fantasy aspect. Also, Alex sounds like an awesome heroine, and I like the Mulan-esque vibes.
Seriously this book just sounds epic. Sorcerers, a girl dressing as a boy so she can fight, a handsome Prince, a handsome guard, epic adventures! So in.
So… what are you looking forward to this Wednesday?