Can you believe that December is at the end of the week?
Seriously, who let that happen?
For those of you not familiar, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. 2018 has a ton of amazing books coming out so it will be super easy to highlight a release for the rest of the year.
This week’s pick:
This week I’m highlighting The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano
SPOILERS FOR BOOK 1, THE GLASS SPARE
Wilhemina Heidle, the exiled princess of Northern Arrod, the girl thought dead by her family and friends, must return home. The only way to save Loom, the cursed prince of the Southern Isles, is to revisit the castle and discover the origins of her own curse.
But home is very different from how she left it—Wil’s unstable elder brother is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And the rest of her family must reckon with the truth of what happened to lead to Wil’s exile. With time running out, Wil must navigate the dangerous secrets within her family if she’s going to find the truth and save the boy she loves.
When she’s finally able to reach Pahn, nothing goes as planned, and suddenly Wil and her allies are fighting for their lives, again and again, as the Southern King is out to punish his children for all they’ve done. Traveling across cursed seas and treacherous kingdoms, Wil, Loom—and his ruthless sister Espel—have to work to make peace with their own struggles if they hope to secure the future of their kingdoms.
But when their plans lead them right back to evil marveler Pahn, and to Baren—who is more dangerous than ever—can Wil and her friends outsmart their enemies, this time, for good?
We got the Glass Spare in one of our OwlCrate boxes last year and I really enjoyed it. It’s a play on the story of King Midas and there were some things I throughly enjoyed.
However this was a story I’ve forgotten several details of in the last year (Who’s shocked? I’m not.). Despite that though, I plan on rereading this one and jumping right into the sequel.
Fortunately this is only a duology, so I can experience the complete story in one (or a few) sittings!
Are you planning on reading The Cursed Sea?
Be sure to let me know below!