Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights those upcoming releases we’re anticipating
This week’s book is *drum roll*:
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas – February 21st
The same day that this book releases, A Conjuring of Light comes out, and even though I am also looking forward for that, I still have not read any V.E. Schwab books so it would not be fair to add it to my WoW (it’s also part of a series).
Long May She Reign is a standalone but seems to convey adveture, intrigue, treachery, fantasy, mystery and a lot more. I love books about royals, I find them very interesting and also fascinating (they are my guilty pleasure, I love noble affairs and royals interacting with other people). I am curious to see how everything wraps up within this book, but also what is waiting for Freya, our main character; I expect her to kick some ass.
Here’s the official synopsis from Goodreads:
The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power.
Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
Freya may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.
Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.
As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.
Have you heard off this book? Have you read it already? Will you, when it comes out?