Waiting on Wednesday: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Waiting on Wednesday was hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.
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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
Rise of the Empress #1
Julie C. Dao
Expected Publication: October 10, 2017 
Genre: YA Fantasy
An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

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 fulfill 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.
I have heard a lot of good things about this book and it's getting me pumped! Plus, East Asian fantasy FTW!

Ayanami Faerudo

1 comment:

  1. I just got this book and I am so excited to start it! It has gotten really good reviews so far and I'm hoping it's as good as the hype indicates. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week. =)

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