Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE GIRL KING by Mimi Yu
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is THE GIRL KING by Mimi Yu. Unwitting sibling rivalry, a wolf shapeshifter, and deadly forbidden magic?! Yes, please!
THE GIRL KING by Mimi Yu
Publication Date: January 8, 2019
Two sisters become unwitting rivals in a war to claim the title of Emperor in this sweeping tale of ambition, sacrifice and betrayal for readers of Sabaa Tahir and Alwyn Hamilton.
All hail the Girl King.
Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty’s first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin Set the heir instead—a betrayal that sends the sisters down two very different paths.
Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu goes on the run. She needs an ally—and an army—if she is to succeed. Her quest leads her to Nokhai, the last surviving wolf shapeshifter. Nok wants to keep his identity secret, but finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance with the girl whose family killed everyone he ever loved…
Alone in the volatile court, Min’s hidden power awakens—a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set’s reign…or allow Min to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one Emperor, and the sisters’ greatest enemy could turn out to be each other.
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
This cover and this premise is just brilliant –I love the promise of the sisters finding themselves even before they find out about what each other has been up to.
Right? It sounds so cool.
Ooh sounds intriguing!! I hadn’t heard of this one. I’m loving the cover!
This sounds very cool! I hope the sisters can figure it out.
I hope so too!
This definitely has me intrigued! Sibling rivalry? A shapeshifter? I hope you enjoy!
Thanks, me too!
This is on my list as well, I love the sound of it, and that cover is really good😁
Right? I love that cover.
Hmm.. Sounds interesting!
I’ve seen this cover around and it sounds quite good. Nice pick!
This sounds great! Thanks for sharing.
Oh, this does sound good!
Great blurb and fantastic cover!
Right? I really love that cover.
This sounds like it could be awesome! My biggest “waiting on” was Vengeful, by VE Schwab. It’s already out, but just barely. And I haven’t had a chance to snag it yet, sooooo I’m counting it still. Haha.
Haha! I hope you love it when you finally get a copy. I can’t wait to read that one as well.
I can’t wait to read this!
Doesn’t it sound great?
I’ll be reading this soon – can’t wait!
Cool! I can’t wait to see what you think of it.
Wolf shapeshifters and Asian- inspired fantasy? Sounds pretty good!
Doesn’t it? I’m so excited!
This one has a lot going on… magic, shapeshifters, politics. Sounds like it will be an exciting read!
I really hope so 🙂
When you summarize it like that, it does sound really cool and like it’s going to have a lot of great stuff!
Right? I really hope it’s as good as it sounds.
Love the cover, and the blurb sounds great too 🙂
I think so too 🙂