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This week I'm waiting on....
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn't shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people's survival hangs in the balance.To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls' destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo's highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance.
-The cover is phenomenal. It reminds me of this one scene from Mulan, when she first uses a sword and the sword image slices her as half girl, half man. Anyway, I love the strength in this image and how it reflects both girls. I'm looking forward to returning to the world detailed in Ash and I like that in this book it is even more obvious that the two main characters are of Chinese descent. And I just LOVE Malinda Lo's lush writing. I wish this book was coming out in the winter because it seems like the ideal book to curl up with.
What are you waiting on this week? Dime!
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