"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event courtesy of Breaking the Spine that showcases much anticipated upcoming releases.
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publishing date: 10/25/2011
blurb from yours truly:
After saving Faerie from the false Iron King and stepping in to become the Iron Queen, Meghan is separated from her family, friends, and Ash to rebuild her corner of the world. Not willing to accept this finality Ash and Puck go on a journey to, presumably, find a way to visit Meghan without finding themselves poisoned as a result.
This book will be told from Ash's POV.
Okay, so, permit me to freak out for a little bit because I absolutely love this series. I have been counting down the days for this cover reveal and the fact that it landed on a WoW day seems far too fortuitous. Might I also add that the interim novella, Summer's Crossing is out (free!) for your reading pleasure, as well? I haven't read it yet and is something I'll be devouring not long after this post.
Let me continue to freak out and say that the guy on the cover looks very close to how I imagined Ash. My Ash had sterner features, slightly more pronounced cheekbones and darker hair. What I anticipated their Ash to look like was a tall guy with long hair and I'm slightly relieved that that's not the case. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I feel like the ponytailed bad boys are prevalent enough.)
That cover? Perfection. Since the story is narrated by Ash this time around the deep blues and frosty whites are just spot-on. The font and text placement is not jumbled but sits prominently enough without being too in your face. Can you tell I love this series? Okay, I'm excited. Annnnnd I pre-ordered the book the other day via the Book Depository for $7.49 plus an additional 10% off through their sale that has been extended until Sunday.
So, yes, you could say this a book I'm definitely waiting on!