Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#23)


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme highlights some of the books whose releases bloggers are most anticipating this year.

The book whose release I am most excited for this week is...

Spinning Starlight

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Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it's hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it's just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.

Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi's vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.

Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers' survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back?

Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans strings the heart of the classic with a stunning, imaginative world as a star-crossed family fights for survival in this companion to Stitching Snow.


I have just recently read Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis, which was a retelling of the fairytale Snow White and I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!

I devoured the book in two sittings at the public library and it was fantastic so I clearly am ecstatic for the release of another one of Lewis' retellings, though I am unfamiliar with Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans so I will probably read that tale beforehand so I can properly enjoy Spinning Starlight.

2 comments:

Jazmen ThisGirlReadsAlot said...

I never read this book but your enthusiasm is contagious. I have to look into it!

Danielle said...

You definitely should if you like fairy-tale retellings!

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