Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#70): Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier
Book One of the Blackthorn and Grim series
Publisher: ROC Hardcover
Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help. 

Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais. He knows her only from a portrait and sweetly poetic correspondence that have convinced him Flidais is his destined true love. But Oran discovers letters can lie. For although his intended exactly resembles her portrait, her brutality upon arrival proves she is nothing like the sensitive woman of the letters. 

With the strategic marriage imminent, Oran sees no way out of his dilemma. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help. To save Oran from his treacherous nuptials, Blackthorn and Grim will need all their resources: courage, ingenuity, leaps of deduction, and more than a little magic.



Fantasy? I'm sold! This one sounds great :D

32 comments:

  1. Not heard of this book before; but it sounds awesome :D I hope you will love it when you get to read it sweetie. <3 My favorite YA books are Fantasy, hih :)

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    1. Thank you! My favorite are fantasy as well.

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  2. Ooh nice! This is new to me! Very cool cover too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading this one too, fantastic pick!

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  4. Havne't heard of this one but sounds good, hope you get to read it soon. Happy hump day!

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  5. Oh....adds to TBR. Nice one!

    Misty @ KindleObsessed

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  6. What a gorgeous cover! And yay for fantasy too! I'm totally in! :)

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    1. Awesome! I hope you enjoy it if you read it, Nick!

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  7. This is a totally new book that I hadn't seen before. I really like the cover. Oh the synopsis sounds great. Plus it's fantasy. Great Wow pick.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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    1. I'm glad to have introduced it to you! I LOVE the cover. And fantasy! Win!

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  8. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! It should be pretty great!

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  9. Such a pretty cover! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I have heard such amazing things about this author and I really want to read her books. I hope you'll love this one. Great pick :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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    1. I haven't heard much about her, personally, but that's just me under a rock! Thank you, Tanja.

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  11. This definitely sounds like an epic fantasy. It's been a tick since I've read one of those. Nice pick!
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    1. You should check it out then! Thank you.

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  12. I've not heard of this one before, but I hope you get the chance to read it :)!

    Janina
    My WoW!

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  13. I hadn't heard about this one before, Alyssa! Sounds fantastic and very intriguing, feels part fantasy and part retelling!

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  14. I haven't seen this one before and, like you, I love fantasy. The cover is breathtaking! Adding it to my TBR list right now!

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    1. YAY FANTASY! If you read it, I hope you love it, Liza!

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  15. This sounds really good! I've never heard of it before, but I'll be adding it to the list for sure:-) Awesome choice!

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    1. Great! I'm glad that you are interested :D Thank you!

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  16. ALYSSA, ARE YOU A JULIET MARILLIER FAN? BECAUSE JULIET MARILLIER IS, LIKE, MY LIFEBLOOD. (Well, her and Robin McKinley.) Seriously, if you haven't read her Sevenwaters books, you're missing out. They're some of my favorite books of all time, and some of the best fantasy I've read--especially the first two.

    I'm a little upset because I hadn't seen the cover for this yet. But it's gorgeoussssss!

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    1. I've never read anything by this author, actually! But okay, thank you for the recommendation, I'll definitely look out for them.

      I'm happy to have introduced this particular one to you, Rachel ^_^

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