Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly post originally created by the book bloggers over at
BreakingTheSpines to spotlight upcoming releases!
This week I will be spotlighting…
Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (Rise Of The Empress #1)
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Summary: Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?
Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.
Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance.
The summary alone had me automatically add this book to my Fall TBR! + The cover is fantastic!!
+ I don’t have a whole lot of knowledge of East-Asian folklore, so through Dao’s novel I’m also beyond excited to read more about it through a fantasy setting! ❤
YA Fantasy is easily one of my new favorite genres and I’m always on the look-out for new and fascinating stories! + I’m always happy to read/support diverse books! ❤ ❤
+ From what I’ve read/heard online this is supposed to also be an Evil Queen retelling, which sounds so cool!
Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns isn’t set to come out till October, but I seriously cannot wait! It sounds beyond amazing!
Are you planning to read Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns?
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