This week I'm waiting on...
Huntress by Malinda Lo
To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls' destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.
Of course I'm waiting on this one! I adored Malinda Lo's debut novel, Ash. Just adored it. I'd be crazy excited about any new book from her, but the prospect of revisiting the same kind of magical world we visited in Ash has me literally counting the days.
Also, can we talk about that cover for a second? Totally gorgeous and righteous and carrying the promise of at least one strong female heroine.
This one hits the US on April 5th, 2011. Fingers crossed that the UK don't have to wait too long.
Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.