Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Today’s Waiting on Wednesday is an ARC that has been sitting for entirely way too long on my Kindle and I am DYING to get to…SOON, SOON, SOON. Elana K Arnold has written some truly fantastic books, including one that earned a nomination for the National Book Award, and Damsel is sure to be a phenomenal book as well!

Title: Damsel

Author: Elana K Arnold – Website

Published By: Balzer + Bray

Publishing Date: October 2nd, 2018

Pages: 320 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he 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, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her

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Why I’m Waiting:

I have loved every book that I have read by Elana and that is because she is truly a great writer and a great storyteller. She writes unique and fresh and addicting books and I’m so insanely excited about this one. She’s so smart and has a lot to say and when I read the synopsis for this one in particular, I knew that I had to get my hands on it. And I do have my hands on it but I have so many other books to read, I just haven’t gotten to it yet, sadly. But it is in my top to-read books and I know that this book is going to be great. Elana posted awhile ago on her FB page that she had received a negative review, I can’t remember where from, but that they just hadn’t really understood what she was going for. Since then, she has posted starred reviews from other publications and that gets me even more excited. I want something new, fresh, different, something that might confuse some people. And I think this book is going to give that to me.


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