Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Five Daughters of the Moon by Leena Likitalo

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 Five Daughters of the Moon by Leena Likitalo
Publication Date: July 25th, 2017

From Goodreads:

The Five Daughters of the Moon (The Waning Moon, #1)
"Inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last months of the Romanov sisters, The Five Daughters of the Moon by Leena Likitalo is a beautifully crafted historical fantasy with elements of technology fueled by evil magic.

The Crescent Empire teeters on the edge of a revolution, and the Five Daughters of the Moon are the ones to determine its future.

Alina, six, fears Gagargi Prataslav and his Great Thinking Machine. The gagargi claims that the machine can predict the future, but at a cost that no one seems to want to know.
Merile, eleven, cares only for her dogs, but she smells that something is afoul with the gagargi. By chance, she learns that the machine devours human souls for fuel, and yet no one believes her claim.

Sibilia, fifteen, has fallen in love for the first time in her life. She couldn't care less about the unrests spreading through the countryside. Or the rumors about the gagargi and his machine.

Elise, sixteen, follows the captain of her heart to orphanages and workhouses. But soon she realizes that the unhappiness amongst her people runs much deeper that anyone could have ever predicted.

And Celestia, twenty-two, who will be the empress one day. Lately, she's been drawn to the gagargi. But which one of them was the first to mention the idea of a coup?"

This is a historical fantasy that sounds like nothing I've ever read, and I love the idea of a Russian revolution/Romanov setting. Each sister sounds like they'll bring something really interesting to this book, and I really can't wait to read it! I'm also not sure whether I like that cover or not, but it sure is haunting.

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

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