Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!
I feel like it’s been ages since I did a Waiting on Wednesday post and I seriously need to up my blogging game. I wish I could read and blog every single day but this semester in Uni is just terrifying and stressful and on some days, I can’t even deal with anything.
But it’s almost the end of the semester and I just need to pull through so wish me luck! I have 6 assignments to submit in the span of two weeks. Goodbye, sleep. Goodbye, books.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday is a book that I am dying to read because it’s been getting so much love and the plot sounds absolutely stunning. It’s none other than..
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Blurb from Goodreads:
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 fulfil 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.
Doesn’t it sound fantastic? An Asian fantasy novel with really dark tones and magic? Sign me up, please!
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns is out on 10th Oct 2017, published by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.