Thanks to this review by Tanita over at Finding Wonderland, I ordered myself a copy of Thorn, by Intisar Kahnani, and I am currently reading it, and enjoying it very much (in particular because it's in part a Goose Girl reimagining, and I'm a sucker for fairy tale retellings). So when I saw the beautiful cover for her forthcoming book, Sunbolt, it was an obvious choice for a Waiting on Wednesday post.
The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets,
and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned
to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of
all, she conceals her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement
working to bring down the powerful and corrupt Archmage Wilhelm
When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to
detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to
help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than
Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself
captured along with her charges, it will take everything she has to
escape with her life.
Magic orphan in captivity! Win!
(It looks like it might only be an ebook; I just hope it is also available as a paper copy at some point, for those of us who are still Luddites....and a cover so pretty deserves to be on paper in an event!)
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.