Waiting on Wednesday ... where I increase my books to be read list despite my tbr pile already being tall enough to be a serious health and safety hazard. But still I do it, because my plan to somehow give up working and make a living reading hasn't yet come to fruition. Probably because my business plan of; Reading + ? = Profit, has one massive, question mark shaped flaw.
As always, thanks to Jill over at Breaking the Spine for this weekly meme.
My pick this week is The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury. I utterly adored her first book, The Sin Eater's Daughter, and I've read so many fantastic advanced reviews of the sequel that my excitement is at an all time high (my own ARC request didn't get approved, sob!). I've had the book on preorder and the delivery date is tomorrow, so my wait is almost at an end. For anyone who hasn't read The Sin Eater's Daughter, I wholeheartedly recommend it if you're a fan of slower burning YA fantasy with some epic world building and a flawed but lovable protagonist.
Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.
When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.
There's only one way to react to book blurb like that, with a happy dance I like to call "The Carlton".
This book sounds like it goes off with a whole new cast of characters and storyline, so I'm nervous and excited in equal measure to read it because I loved The Sin Eater's Daughter so much. I've also been warned to prepare myself for a few punches right in the feelings, so there's that to look forward to!
Anyone else excited for this book? Or if you've read it, what did you think? Please leave me a spoiler-free comment!