Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday ]@heathermfawcett @harperteen @BalzerandBray]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:



EVEN THE DARKEST STARS by Heather Fawcett

Set in a fictional Himalayan kingdom, this is the story of a girl enlisted by a legendary explorer to help him climb the kingdom’s deadliest mountain – only to discover that his true mission may threaten her whole world.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer every known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.



published September 5th by Balzer + Bray

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Why?

First, I love the title of Even the Darkest Stars, then I love that this is about mountain climbing, that girls are the ones hired to help the climbers and that Kamzin dreams of being a 'royal explorer.'

I like that on top of Kamzin's dreams and the danger of the climb, there is also the added element of the sister's relationship - and all that adds drama and uncertainty to that dynamic. I am looking forward to seeing this fictional kingdom, seeing how Fawcett imagines the mountain climbing, the characters, the world.



That's my pick for this week, what's yours? Tell me in the comments and/or link me to your own post!

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