Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #47

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.

This week I am waiting on A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston.

Expected Publication: October 6, 2015

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

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.

This book sounds really interesting. And I believe that it is a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Not to mention the cover is absolutely gorgeous!

What book are you looking forward to this week???


  1. Yeah, I think you're right. It sounds like a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Love the cover, too.

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  2. I absolutely love that cover! The story sounds so intriguing. I have had my eye on this one for awhile. Great pick!

  3. This sound amazing and the cover is beautiful! I hope you enjoy the book! Check out my WoW! New follower.

  4. Yes! I've seen this one a lot! It sounds really good! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog