Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #120

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)
Julie C. Dao
Young Adult Fantasy
October 10th 2017
Goodreads Link


An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.

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.

What's your Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week? Are you excited for this release as well?


  1. YAAAAAASSS!! Amazing choice this week! I am also so thrilled for this book! I love anti-heroines <3

    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  2. YES!! I'm dying to get a copy of this one. It sounds absolutely amazing.
    I hope we both enjoy it when it comes out :)
    Here is my WOW