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Waiting on Wednesday: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making. Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since. Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own. Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny.
I can't even tell you how excited I am about this book. I just recently heard about it, but I'm already dying to read a copy....so if anybody gets an ARC and wants to share, just let me know! Why am I so excited? JUST LOOK AT IT!! It's gorgeous! But more importantly, it looks like it's going to be an exceptional fantasy and we all know how I can't get enough of that genre! A unique (and completely original) setting, a tough heroine, magic, dangerous missions, and you can't forget that "future king" part. Please let the wait for this book pass quickly! 

Oh hello there! My name is Emily, though some of you may know me as the Bookie Monster. As the name would suggest, I devour books like the Cookie Monster devours cookies. In my spare time, I like to bake cookies (and devour those as well) and dream about taking over the world. As if my book obsession wasn't life consuming enough,

I work in the children's room at my local library and I am currently a sophomore in college majoring in English. It's safe to say I'm a bit of a book fanatic. I discreetly shed a few tears on my eleventh birthday when I did not receive my Hogwarts acceptance letter and I waited seven hours outside in the rain just to get a good seat at the Hunger Games midnight premiere. I'm terrified of blood and Disney movies make me cry (in a good way). My passions include hippos, hugs, and Hans Zimmer…and uh,long walks on the beach. I'm just a normal girl w
ith a slightly abnormal and frightfully expensive obsession. Nice to meet you!


16 comments:

  1. That really does sound like a fantastic book! That cover is beautiful, not to mention it sounds like a whopper of a book, lots of high fantasy coming out lately, so it's a great choice! :D
    Waiting on Wednesday

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  2. This one sounds pretty good, and I like the cover. Hope you enjoy it!
    Here's my pick....
    http://mytime2read.blogspot.com/2014/02/waiting-on-wednesday-feb-26.html

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  3. I love this cover and I'm really excited about this book!!

    My Wow: http://www.pingwings.ca/waiting-on-wednesday-32/

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  4. OOOOHHHH SHHIIIIIZZZZ!!! It's so true what they say... "Great minds think alike!" They absolutely do because we have the same W.o.W today ;) Very Neat! We got a long wait til this one comes out. Good thing I got so many awesome books lined up to read. Some from my TBR list and quite a few series releases.....Dreams of Gods and Monsters and Ruin and Rising WOOOHOOOO!!!
    Check me out at Book Hangovers Blabs Books
    Happy Hump Day xoxo ♥

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  5. This book sounds so amazing! Everything about it just sounds so interesting. I'll definitely have to add it to my list now
    My WoW

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  6. Oh wow, I haven't heard of this one before but I'm falling in love with the synopsis and the cover. Seriously I can't stop staring!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

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  7. This one sounds so good and I'm in love with that cover! I'll definitely be adding this to my ever growing pile :)

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  8. Beautiful cover indeed. Great pick. I'd love to get a copy :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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  9. YES! ME TOO!!!! The cover is gorgeous and I just can't get enough of fantasy lately, so this one is at the top of my list for 2014. So excited!

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  10. I've seen this around a lot lately. It's not my type, but I love the cover!
    Check out my WOW.

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  11. It does look gorgeous! I hope you'll enjoy this. :)

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  12. I've never heard of this one, but it seems that a lot of people are anxious!

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  13. Yeah, like Andrea said, I swear I've seen this three times in WoW posts :D I better add it to my TBR list pronto!

    My WoW post

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  14. OH MY GOSH. THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD! I've seen the cover around but hadn't read the synopsis. Onto the TBR! Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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