Release Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre(s): Young adult, fantasy, romance, action, mystery, adventure, epic, fairytale, political intrigue, retelling.
The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: When the king dies, his son the prince must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.
When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon or what horrors she faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome young man, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny of sitting on a throne beside him. It’s all like a dream, like something from a fairy tale.
As Ama follows Emory to the kingdom of Harding, however, she discovers that not all is as it seems. There is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows, and the greatest threats may not be behind her, but around her, now, and closing in.
Why I’m excited for this book:
First of all I have to say how beautiful that dang cover is! It definitely giving me the fantasy fairytale vibes that are so intriguing about this book. I’m getting some Sleeping Beauty retelling vibes from the summary but I am not sure if this is a retelling or more a story about how wrong it could’ve gone for the princesses if the old fashioned fairytales. Whichever one it turns out to be, I love this darker take on it! I am so excited to figure out who Ama was before she was captured by the dragon, what more there is to the legend and what threats she is going to face. I think this is going to be a fresh take on a fairytale and if this isn’t already on your TBR, then you better add it now!
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