Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #84

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick is WINTER QUEEN by Amber Argyle.
It's going to be published on June 19th, 2013 by Starling Publishing.

Goodreads Summary:
~Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.~

Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.

Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation.

With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.

I'm almost tempted to say that this cover would be enough reason to pick up Winter Queen. So gorgeous! But the actual reason why I put this onto my to-read list is the fact that it's been way too long since I've read an awesome faerie novel and this one sounds really great. Can't wait to find out more about it!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. This looks amazing!! That cover... wow. I hadn't heard of this before so thanks! Added :D

  2. That cover is GORGEOUS. I'd definitely pick it up based on that alone!

  3. Cover does look amazing and I can be a sucker for faerie books too :) Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    Ayana @ My Book Memoirs

  4. Ah, great pick :D I love the cover. It's just so so gorgeous. <3 And I just adore the author :) She's so sweet on twitter. Hope you'll love this one :D

  5. OMG! That cover is stunning, and I'm not much a fairy person, but I might check this one out.
    Great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  6. Great pick! I loved Amber's Witch Born series and I'm definitely excited for Winter Queen! The cover is so gorgeous!

    Thanks for visiting my post!

  7. That cover is so cool! Its been too long since I've read a fairy story--I'll definitely be checking this out!

  8. That cover is lovely! I will definitely be adding this to my TBR list. Great pick!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  9. This sounds like an amazing fairy story and that cover is so stunning!

    Thanks so much for sharing. Have to add this to my TBR. :)

  10. Yup, that's a pretty cover for sure! I don't get to read a lot of books about faeries so that definitely has me interested in this one. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog earlier!

  11. First time I'm hearing of it; love the sound of it. Thanks for sharing, Carina :)

  12. I really like the cover of this one! I haven't seen this one around much, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. ;)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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