{Waiting on Wednesday} Jane of Nova and a Thousand Lanterns

Posted May 10, 2017 by Bee, Liza & Leah in Waiting on Wednesday / 10 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for.

Bee

{Waiting on Wednesday} Jane of Nova and a Thousand LanternsJane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Published on September 19th 2017
by Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Young Adult
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Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: "If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go." With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

Why I’m waiting: Admittedly, I have not yet read a book written by Kristin Cashore. And if you just go by the blurb, this one doesn’t really sound like anything special. BUT if you know that this is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure type story, it changes the whole thing. I am VERY intrigued by how this will turn out. I hope it’s amazing.

Liza

{Waiting on Wednesday} Jane of Nova and a Thousand LanternsJane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Published on September 19th 2017
by Kathy Dawson Books
Genres: Young Adult
Goodreads

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: "If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go." With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

Why I’m waiting: I finished listening to The Alchemists of Loom and I LOVED it you guys (review coming soon!!)  It’s a fantasy-steampunk-kind-of-Pride & Prejudice inspired story. I mean, what’s not to like.  Look at that cover!!!

Rachel

{Waiting on Wednesday} Jane of Nova and a Thousand LanternsForest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Series: Rise of the Empress
Published on 10th October, 2017
by Philomel Books
Genres: Retelling, Young Adult, Fantasy
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An 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.

Why I’m waiting: It’s a Snow White retelling with East Asian mythology. I mean, what more can I ask for? I’ve also heard that the cast is almost entirely POCs and the cover is just so freaking gorgeous. It’s giving kinda giving me Poison’s Kiss vibes, another diverse fantasy which I enjoyed, so I have high hopes!

What are you waiting for this week?

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About Elise Kova

Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the Loom Saga.

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10 responses to “{Waiting on Wednesday} Jane of Nova and a Thousand Lanterns

  1. I want to check out Jane, Unlimited. I also read some of Kristin Cashore’s other books because I heard she’s awesome! Great list, ladies.

  2. Jane, Unlimited sounds super interesting. I can’t wait to see how that one will turn out. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns sounds amazing as well of course because it’s a Snow White retelling with East Asian mythology. Need it!

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