Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme highlights some of the books whose releases bloggers are most anticipating this year.

The book whose release I am most excited for this week is...

Title: Seraphina
Author: Rachel Hartman 
Release Date: July 10th, 2012
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life. In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they've turned the final page.
Young Adult Fiction has been flooded with a stream of everything from contemporary to paranormal to dystopian over the past few years. In fact, there's been a rather large death of pure fantasy novels written these days for teens which is why I am so excited for the release of Seraphina. First and foremost, this novel contains dragons in it! Yes, dragons! When was the last time you read a really good dragon book? I think my last one might have been Eragon, so it has definitely been awhile. Furthermore, the premises of this story is centered around a court. Court = Politics = Political Intrigue = Me + Happy! :D I love a good novel wraught with politics and fantasy and Seraphina certainly seems to be living up. In other words, I don't see how Seraphina can possibly go wrong. Not only does the heroine seem to be mysterious and complexly crafted, there is only one love interest which means no love triangles! If that isn't a cause for celebration then I don't know what is! Thus, I think it's safe to say that when July 10th rolls around in just two weeks I'll feel no shame at all in beating people to the check-out counter in my bookstore to finally get my hands on this phenomenal read! ;)

30 comments:

  1. This book is everywhere lately! I haven't read a good fantasy book in forever, so I hope this one is as awesome as it sounds. Nice WoW

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  2. I didn't know this had dragons in it. It looks like a wonderful fantasy/adventure. Great choice! :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I'm definitely very excited about it! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :D

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  3. Awesome pick Keertana! I actually started this last night and I'm already loving it! Can't wait until you get your hands on a copy! :)

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    1. Yay!(: I hope it winds up being as incredible as it sounds! I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for your review! ;) Thanks for stopping by Jasprit! :D

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  4. I haven't read much fantasy but this sounds amazing and very interesting. And the dragons too... Amazing pick, Keertana! :)

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    1. I love that there are dragons in this book too Eunice! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

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  5. hi keertana, thanks for visiting earlier, I love your pick. I followed you through GFC, would luv a follow back on bookishtimes.blogspot.co.uk :D

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  6. Hi Keertana, thanks for checking out my WoW. I followed you! :)

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  7. I have not read many fantasy books so far, so I really have to take a closer look at this one. It sounds awesome! :)

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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    1. Thanks Carina! I hope you enjoy it! :D

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  8. This sounds awesome! Love the cover. The dragon eye in the background is so creepy!! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My WoW

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  9. For interesting pick. Not really one for dragons, but I love the cover.

    Hanks for stopping by,
    @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  10. I'm going to be totally honest: I actually haven't read a dragon book before! But that means I'll definitely be picking this book up when it comes out. The main character seems totally awesome, there's no love triangle, and there's court politics! This makes me very excited. :D

    Fabulous pick, Keertana! =)

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. Never read a dragon book before? You have so many wonderful fantasy novels to catch up on Aneeqah! Eragon by Christopher Paulini is one of my favorite books and Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke was my favorite book growing up. I love dragon books so hopefully you'll wind up enjoying this one too! :D Thanks for stopping by!(:

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  11. Great choice! I actually have an e-galley of this from NetGalley but haven't gotten to it yet. Looking forward to reading it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. Woah! That's great Merin! I'll keep an eye out for your review!(:

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  12. I will read anything with dragons! Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa

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    1. I thirst for fantasy novels, so I'll read anything with dragons in it as well! ;) Thanks for visiting my blog Teresa! :D

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  13. I like fantasy novels and this book sounds good.

    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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  14. I'm going to read this one soon! I really can't wait for it. It sounds so FREAKING amazing!

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    1. I absolutely agree Ashelynn! I can't wait to finally get my hands on this! I only hope that it lives up to my high expectations! *fingers crossed* ;)

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  15. I think that Fantasy novels are coming back; especially after the success of Shadow and Bone. This book has definitely intrigued me.

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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    1. I agree Becky! I'm really excited about this re-revival of fantasy after a loong break of paranormal novels!(: Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

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