Waiting on Wednesday / Can’t Wait Wednesday
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, and my version is a mix of what I’m waiting to read, whether it’s a new release that is not out yet, or an older book on my TBR shelf, which I really want to read but haven’t got around to it yet.
Here’s my ‘Can’t wait to read’, book for this week:
Gothic, intoxicating, feminist, darkly provoking and deeply romantic – this is the breathtakingly imagined untold story of the brides of Dracula, by bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave in her much-anticipated YA debut.
They say the thirst of blood is like a madness – they must sate it. Even with their own kin.
On the eve of her divining, the day she’ll discover her fate, seventeen-year-old Lil and her twin sister Kizzy are captured and enslaved by the cruel Boyar Valcar, taken far away from their beloved traveller community.
Forced to work in the harsh and unwelcoming castle kitchens, Lil is comforted when she meets Mira, a fellow slave who she feels drawn to in a way she doesn’t understand. But she also learns about the Dragon, a mysterious and terrifying figure of myth and legend who takes girls as gifts.
They may not have had their divining day, but the girls will still discover their fate…
#ya #youngadult #feminist #bellatrix #bridesofdracula
Kiran Millwood Hargrave (b. Surrey 1990) is a poet, playwright, and author. Her books include the bestselling The Girl of Ink & Stars, and The Island at the End of Everything. The Way Past Winter was published in October 2018.
Her YA debut, The Deathless Girls, an imagining of the origin story of the ‘brides’ of Dracula, is forthcoming from Orion in September 2019. Her first book for adults, The Mercies, was ‘unquestionably the book of the 2018 London Book Fair’ according to The Bookseller, and is forthcoming from Picador in 2020.
AWARD WINNING AUTHOR!
The Girl of Ink & Stars won Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017, and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Jhalak Prize, the Little Rebels Prize, and the Branford Boase Award. The Island at the End of Everything was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Story Award, and for Costa Children’s Book of the Year. The Way Past Winter won the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year Award.
Kiran lives in Oxford with her husband, the artist Tom de Freston, and their rescue cat, Luna.
What have you been wanting to read?
I’m very excited about this authors debut YA story, which is in essence a retelling of the brides of Dracula – feminist style. A tale of sisterhood told in Hargrave’s lyrical prose, that promises to kick ass.
You’d better believe it!
Okay, so I’ve not read this yet, but as you can tell I am TOTALLY UP FOR IT… and suitably
Is this on your TBR or have you already read it? What your ‘Can’t wait for’ book? Do let me know in the comments below. Thank you!
Luv Sass x
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