Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Harlequin Teen
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From Goodreads:

The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles #1)
"'A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining.'

So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War. Now a new evil is on the horizon, and her granddaughter, Elloren, is believed to be Carnissa’s heir—but while she is the absolute image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else.

When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren is eager to join her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University and finally embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the University, which admits all manner of peoples—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of her people—is an even more treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch."

There are so many aspects of this blurb that interest me:  prophecies, 'Black Witches,' apothecaries, a university setting -- I need it now! There are a few elements that do bring me some worry, such as having another protagonist that is somehow lacking a power she is supposed to have, but I definitely have high hopes for this one. Also, I am really entranced by this cover aesthetic. 

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

1 comment:

  1. I picked this up at ALA last weekend and I'm so so excited about it. It sounds so good.