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...
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! ;)