It’s Wednesday, folks! A day to unveil our super-excited-to-read books! Head over to Breaking the Spine to learn how you can participate too. This week I’m super-excited-to-read this:
Not to put a downer on this blog, but a commenter just informed me that Bridget passed away, more than a year ago. I did not know this until I read her comment (thanks Sonia). So sad, but now I want to read this book more than ever, if only to honor her memory. She was very young, 33, and that makes me feel old.
Just look at this cover. And the title font. Doesn’t it just scream “fairytale?!” Whenever I see mushrooms and the tangled branches of trees, I get goose bumps, because I just know this story is going to be right up my alley. And did you see the pig?? Seriously, if that doesn’t hook you, I don’t know what will. Here’s the description from Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction–which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend. But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart…misses. Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress–she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.