May 11, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (165)

is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that 
showcases upcoming releases people are very much anticipating.

This book is, in fact, one of my most anticipated. Not just as a debut, not just as a standalone (which I think it is?), not just as a 2017 release. This book is, in general and as a whole, one of the very top books I'm drooling over and that I would do horrible, wicked, illegal things for if it meant I could read it right now. When I first heard about this book I very immediately flipped my shit because of one very specific thing: it. is. a. Labyrinth. retelling. I've been WAITING for a book like this and it is finally, finally here. And to top it all off I've been reading the author's newsletter and bits and pieces she's posted about the book and you guys. YOU GUYS. It is already so deliciously wonderful and lush and amazing that I could actually cry. I hunger for this book, and if it doesn't fall into my hands soon someone's going to end up in the Bog of Eternal Stench.

Authors: S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Thomas Dunne
Publishing Date: February 7, 2017
Pages: 400
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Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.

You're thirsting for this book, aren't you?


  1. I'm not entirely sure I want to read this, but I'm in love with that cover. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
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  2. Ohh yes I saw this one on Goodreads, such a pretty cover !! Too bad we have to wait so long for it :(

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  3. This book looks great - and that cover is so pretty!!

  4. Well this looks really interesting - went straight onto my wishlist :-)
    Thanks for sharing.
    best wishes
    Vi @Gone With The Books

  5. I hear JJ talk about this one every week on her pubcrawl podcast and it sounds so good. Great pick!

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  6. I have to agree with the first comment -- not usre if it's my cup of tea, but goodness that's a beautiful cover! Here's mine:

  7. Squee!!!! A Labyrinth retelling?! OMG! I cannot wait for this. Beautiful cover and promising blurb! Adding to my TBR now. Thank you for sharing :)

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  8. So glad you shared this, I'd never heard of it until now but it sounds so interesting! Personally, there are a lot of book I can;t wait for, especially Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter


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