Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It showcases each blogger's most anticipated books. This week, my pick is The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.
Summary:"Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.
But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.
Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.
Most of the chosen do."
Why I Can't Wait:First off, love the cover. I love the colors, and sensing sort of mysterious, with a strong leading lady vibe. Nice! Secondly, I love the summary. I'm curious about where the story will go, and what the meaning behind being the chosen one is all about. Lastly, whenever we were at TXLA, the publishers ran out of ARCs of The Girl of Fire and Thorns, but told me about how amazing it is, and how I *should* be looking forward to reading it. If that isn't enough, I don't know what is!
Expected publication: September 20th 2011 by Greenwillow Books