Waiting on Wednesday: {Forest of a Thousand Lanterns}

Publication date: October 10th, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanternspossesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of HeartlessStealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut. 

First off, look at that cover! It's not overly done which is nice.

It also sounds so wonderful. It's been blurbed as,"The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny."

I am very eager to see how this will play out!

What book are you waiting on this week? 

   Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking The Spine.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds amazing! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE fairy tale retellings, so that's another plus! Thanks for sharing, great pick!
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words


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