Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine talking about upcoming book releases we are excited for.
My choice this week is:
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: 9th February 2016 by HarperTeen
“Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead.
But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized.
With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.
With lush writing and a star–crossed romance, Reign of Shadowsis Sophie Jordan at her best.”
I’m not sure if this is meant to be a type of Rapunzel retelling, it seems to have elements however the long hair isn’t stated in the blurb. The princess hiding in the tower and a mysterious stranger roaming the woods outside seem to line up though. I love retellings so that automatically attracts me to this book however the general plot intrigues me as well and i’m interested to learn more about the world that has been built and why the kingdom is in perpetual darkness. Also how did the princess come to wind up in the tower, also is there magic? The darkness seems to imply so but i guess we’ll have to wait and see to find out more 🙂
What are your picks for this week?
Thanks for reading,