Waiting On Wednesday is a meme where you basically share an upcoming book that you’re excited to read. It’s hosted over at Breaking the Spine by Jill.
It has been ages since I did a WoW post, and so I’m really excited to be sharing a new and upcoming book that I think will be amazing!!
The book I am waiting on for this week is: Winterspell by Claire Legrand.
The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.
New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.
Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.
Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly nothuman. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.
Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.
Honestly? They didn’t really need this whole summary. All I needed to see was ‘inspired by The Nutcracker’. I was a HUGE fan of this story as a child, and totally played piano music from the ballet in middle school. So to see a book inspired by this story?
The rest of the synopsis sounds amazing as well. I really, really can’t wait to get my hands on this book and just devour it.
This book will be released on September 30th, 2014 (thank goodness, soon!).
What are YOU waiting on this week?