Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday [@epicreads @KatherineTegen @HarperTeen]

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

My pick for this week:

HEART OF THORNS (#1) by Bree Barton
In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.

Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch.

But when Mia's father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after the wedding goes disastrously wrong does she discover she has dark, forbidden magic—the very magic she has sworn to destroy.

published July 31st by Katherine Tegen Books

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I love that we have so many stories now where the female character is not waiting around for some big, strong man to come save her from the monsters or other danger. She can save herself - and probably all the guys, too - thank you very much.  It can make for a much more rewarding and satisfying read.

I do still, however, like stories with some princes in them - and I want to know if the prince Mia is supposed to marry is only a literal prince or if he turns out to be more.

Plus, I just like tales of magic, whether it's good or bad, and how it - the discovery of their possession of or ability to use it - can lead to characters having to question things about themselves or their world. (And girls that can use knives are pretty fun, too.)

I look forward to discovering just what Heart of Thorns has to offer.

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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