Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) by C.J. Redwine (WOW #22)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown. 

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself. 

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

The Wish Granter releases on February 14, 2017, from Balzer + Bray

Gah! I can't wait to start this book! I read The Shadow Queen last year and really enjoyed it. When I first heard the title for this installment I expected an Aladdin retelling, but was happier to discover a Rumpelstiltskin retelling instead. Not that I wouldn't have like an Aladdin retelling, but a Rumpelstiltskin retelling was a really nice surprise. I like that this all appears to be contained to one kingdom, instead of spread over two like the previous one, and I'm chomping at the bit to see if there's any sort of crossover than just the fact that the two books exist in the same world.

So, what are you waiting for this Wednesday?



  1. I haven't gotten around to reading The Shadow Queen but I definitely got to this year!

    My WOW!

  2. Seems like I've been waiting on this one forever. I really enjoyed The Shadow Queen when I read it. Nice choice.