Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WoW #154: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1) by Julie C. Dao


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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. DaoForest of a Thousand Lanterns
(Rise of the Empress #1)
by Julie C. Dao
October 10, 2017
384 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The Wrath and the Dawn meets Snow White and the Huntsman in this dark and mystical 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.

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with both breathtaking pain and beauty, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns possesses all the hallmarks of masterful fantasy: dazzling magic, heartbreaking romance, and a world that hangs in the balance. Fans of Heartless, Stealing Snow, and Red Queen will devour this stunning debut.

 
No words but EXCITEMENT!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

6 comments:

  1. This sounds really good but I tend to shy away from gore sometimes, and the whole heart-eating thing..bleh. xD Still it sounds like a fantastic story!

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    1. Lol I totally understand. It scared me when I first read it but I just can't stay away XD

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  2. Ooh nice! Have my eye on this one! Sounds awesome!!

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    1. It's all the hype right now and I heard it's well-deserved!

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  3. I'm really looking forward to this one too.

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