Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

A Thousand Nights: E. K. Johnston 
Publication Date: October 6th 

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

To this day, I've never read a fairy-tail retelling. Is this a fairy-tail retelling? I feel like I heard that it was.  Anyway, I'm really excited to read one and this one looks really interesting. Regardless, I'm hoping that whichever fairy-tail retelling I read won't spoil me on the whole genre! 


  1. Based on this plot summary and synopsis this kind of reminds me of the tale of 1001 nights and the book The Wrath and the Dawn, which is an amazing book and u should read if u haven't. I love the sound of this book and will definitely be checking it out when the date comes closer. Thanks for sharing love <3

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

    1. Ohh I have The Wrath and the Dawn but I didn't read it yet. And I'm so embarrassed that I never heard of the tale 1001 nights :( lol! I'm really excited for this one, though!

  2. Ohhh I'm excited for this, I absolutely retelling genre's, they're becoming a favourite of mine! It does sound like The Wrath and the Dawn which was a great read :D I hope you enjoy it!
    Also I've tagged you for the Bookish Academy Tag, congrats <3

    1. I'm excited, too! And aw thank you - I'll check it out!