Waiting on Wednesday: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.
(Coming August 2013)
The epic and deeply
satisfying conclusion to Rae Carson's Fire and Thorns trilogy. The
seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of
the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the
final secrets of her destiny.
"Carson joins the ranks of writers
like Kristin Cashore, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tamora Pierce as one of
YA's best writers of high fantasy."-Locus magazine
Elisa is a
fugitive in her own country. Her enemies have stolen the man she loves
in order to lure her to the gate of darkness. As she and her daring
companions take one last quest into unknown enemy territory to save
Hector, Elisa will face hardships she's never imagined. And she will
discover secrets about herself and her world that could change the
course of history. She must rise up as champion-a champion to those who
have hated her most. Riveting, surprising, and achingly romantic, Rae
Carson has spun a bold and powerful conclusion to her extraordinary
I can't wait for the conclusion to this series! After finishing the second book, The Crown of Embers, my sister and I spent almost an entire weekend discussing it and how much we loved it. And after being able to meet Rae at the Austin Teen Book Festival as well, I've been even more excited to get my hands on the final installment. She created such a fascinating world, and even more fascinating characters!