“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
My pick for this week is:
by Rhiannon Hart
September 1st 2011 by Random House Australia
“I wanted to turn but I was held captive by the song on the wind.
I’m coming, I told the voices. Please, wait for me. “
When her sister becomes betrothed to a prince in a northern nation, Zeraphina’s only consolations are that her loyal animal companions are by her side – and that her burning hunger to travel north is finally being sated.
Already her black hair and pale eyes mark her out as different, but now Zeraphina must be even more careful to keep her secret safe. Craving blood is not considered normal behaviour for anyone, let alone a princess. So when the king’s advisor, Rodden, seems to know more about her condition than she does, Zeraphina is determined to find out more.
Zeraphina must be willing to sacrifice everything if she’s to uncover the truth – but what if the truth is beyond her worst nightmares?
Yes, I know the publication date on this book has long since passed, but as of now this book is only available to Australian readers (unless you’re willing to pay Random House Australia a hefty amount to read the EPUB version…. which I’m seriously considering), so I am waiting for it to come Stateside. I’m just in the mood for a princess fantasy book. Bring on the court intrigue, confusing loyalties, the gowns of satin and silk, the elaborate balls, the infuriating (and most probably forbidden) leading man be he of humble or noble birth, the stolen kisses in darkened corridors, and of course…. your standard issue blood-sucking princess. It sounds super intriguing and I’m hoping it’ll come to the States sooner rather than later, but I’ll probably break down and buy it before then…<sigh>
So… what are you looking forward to this week?