Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 06/08/2014

“Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
This week's pick is "Crown of Ice" by Vicki L. Weavil, which is scheduled to be released on September 9th. 
Thyra Winther's seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can't reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she's doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.

Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal.

A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai's childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra's willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts -- to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup's devotion and the fire of a young man's desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.

CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity

I have never read a "The Snow Queen" retelling before, and I loved that fairy tale growing up.
What about you? What are you waiting for this week?


  1. Sounds amazing. Fantasy is always a good bet for me! :)

  2. Great pick! This was in my WoW a few weeks ago. I can't wait to read it either :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. This is so going on my goodreads. :)

    Sa @ Sa's World

  4. Yes to fairytale retellings! I loved the Snow Queen too! This sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing it :)

  5. Definitely sounds like a fun read. Enjoy! And thanks for's mine: “BETRAYED”

  6. I'm really interested in this one. I don't know the story of The Snow Queen, but this looks like a great YA fantasy.

  7. I'm not actually familiar with The Snow Queen so I'm thinking I ought to acquaint myself with it before this one is released because it looks awesome!

  8. Pretty cover! Immortal Snow Queen! Must break enchanted mirror. Sounds intriguing. I don't think I've ever even heard of this fairytale before but I'm interested now. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

  9. This looks great! Thank you for visiting my blog! :)

  10. Wow! this one looks pretty awesome and I just love that cover.

    Great pick!

  11. Wow, this sounds truly good. I like the synopsis and how they promise not your ordinary leading YA female character. Thyra sounds like she's quite badass, quite selfish and it sounds so unique in YA, so now I'm totally waiting for this one, too! :)

    Henna @ Howling for Books

  12. I CAN'T STOP LOOKING AT THOSE EYELASHES. Frost bitten eyelashes...who would've thought?! And Faiytale based??!!! COUNT ME IN PLEASE!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW last week! :) Sorry it took me so long to comment back! >.<

  13. Ooh, retelling! Must have. :) This sounds amazing! Great pick!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts