Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
This week my pick is;
The Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 8thMarch 2016
A lush new fantasy about finding the will to lead against all odds, perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone.
Keri has been struggling to run her family bakery since her mother passed away. Now the father she barely knew – the Lord of Nimmira– has died, and ancient magic has decreed that she will take his place as the new Lady. The position has never been so dangerous: the mists that hide Nimmira from its vicious, land-hungry neighbours have failed, and Keri’s people are visible to strangers for the first time since the mists were put in place generations ago. At the same time, three half-brothers will their own eyes on the crown make life within the House just as dangerous as the world outside.
But Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must find a way to repair the boundary before her neighbours realize just how vulnerable Nimmira is.
With a spunky main character, lyrical storytelling, and hidden romance, The Keeper of the Mist is an engrossing story that is full of adventure.
The cover is gorgeous, the blurb certainly makes it sound interesting, and the fact that it’s described as ‘perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone’, which I loved, has sold me on this book. So what does everyone think; is The Keeper of the Mist a must on anyone else’s to-read list or are there any other books that you can’t wait for to be released?