Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases!

I first heard of this One Thousand and One nights retelling through WOW, so it's only fitting that it's my pick this week. A Thousand Nights sounds imaginative and fascinating - I can't wait to read it!

A Thousand Nights Cover Title: A Thousand Nights
Author: E.K. Johnston
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: October 6, 2015

Book Description (from Goodreads):

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.


Yvonne B. said...

I totally understand why you're waiting on this one! I do too! The cover looks absolutely stunning and the synopsis sounds amazing as well ... I have high hopes for this book! Great pick! :D

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Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

Sofia - Bookish Wanderess said...

This sounds great! I love retellings, and I can't wait to read this one. And the cover is so pretty. Great pick!

Keira Nikki said...

A definite add! Nice pic!

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Stephanie said...

Not only is the cover beautiful, but the story alone sounds so intriguing! Check out my WoW if you get a chance!!


Kimberly Griffin said...

Oh wow! I loved The Arabian Nights when I read it years and years ago! It's great to see a book based on that! I am so scooping this up the minute it hits the shelves. The cover is beautiful! I can't wait! Great pick and thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW. Happy reading!