Waiting on Wednesday #26

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It's a weekly meme about upcoming books we're excited about!

Battle of the Beasts
(House of Secrets #2)
by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini
Publication Date: March 25, 2014

From Goodreads:

Since their last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved. Dahlia Kristoff (aka the Wind Witch) has been banished. And now the Walkers are rich! The kids are at a new school, Bay Academy Prep, surrounded by the children of bankers and CEOs. But this change in their fortune hasn't brought them happiness. Brendan is having a hard time making friends. Cordelia's worried that her adventures in Kristoff's books have warped her mind - and even her body. And Eleanor just wants things to go back to how they used to be.

Deception's Princess
(Deception's Princess #1)
by Esther Friesner
Publication Date: April 22, 2014

From Goodreads:

Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it's her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father's favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle - it's easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom.

Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she's determined to win the right to decide her own fate. In the court's deadly game of intrigue, she uses her wits to keep her father's friends and enemies close - but not too close. When she strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of a visiting druid, Maeve faces a brutal decision between her loyalty to her family and to her own heart.

Comments

  1. "Deception's Princess" kind of sounds mysterious akin to "Brave" lol :P Although it does sound very good and I'll probably give it a try. Got to read all the new Celtic books!

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    1. I heard somewhere that BRAVE actually is very, very loosely inspired by Maeve, so it makes sense. And Esther Friesner always does such a good job taking famous princesses from history/legend and writing good duologies about them. You should also read her NOBODY'S PRINCESS/NOBODY'S PRIZE duology and the SPHINX'S PRINCESS/SPHINX'S QUEEN duology.

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    2. I think I have her other books on my to read and if not I should add them. As long as their not too feminist. I don't know as much about Maeve's story as I would like to so I'm excited to read this book. Got to love the Irish princesses/queens :)

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    3. That's what I love about Esther's books; she writes very strong female protagonists without giving them the Attitude. They are totally believable for the time period and situations. Just don't start with her SPIRIT'S PRINCESS/SPIRIT'S CHOSEN duology because it's slower and the protagonist isn't her best.

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  2. I havent heard about this books but they both sound really good. Great picks.
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    Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    1. They're both pretty newly announced 2014 releases. I've been waiting for Esther Friesner to try her hand at an Irish princess, so I'm excited. :)

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  3. Deception's Princess looks promising. Great choice.

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    1. Thanks; I thought it looked promising, too. I've only been mildly disappointed in one of Esther Friesner's books once. And I still liked the duology as a whole.

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  4. Glad I'm not the only one getting "Brave" flashbacks from that cover and summary. ;)

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    1. Oh no, you're not. BRAVE is the very first thing that popped into my mind when I read the synopsis. But as I told Hazel, I heard somewhere the Myrda (yes, I know I spelled that wrong) is loosely based off of Maeve.

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