Wednesday, June 15, 2016

waiting on wednesday: the girl who drank the moon

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted over at Breaking the Spine!

The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill

release date: August 9 by Algonquin Young Readers

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and deliver them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule--but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her--even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known.

The acclaimed author of The Witch’s Boy has created another epic coming-of-age fairy tale destined to become a modern classic.

 I love the cover of this book SO MUCH! The moon, the paper cranes, the lil dragon thing, and her dress and hair... its gorgeous! I also think that this sounds so intriguing and beautiful, like something you'd just get sucked into and finish in one sitting! I can't wait to see what this one is all about :) 

what are y'all waiting on this week?


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  2. This was my pick a few weeks back as well^^ I love the sound of moon magic, tiny dragons and YES that cover is stunning ♥ Awesome pick!

  3. This cover is awesome and the premise sounds incredible!

    my WoW

  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!
    Happy Reading! <a href="”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>

  5. Oh I haven't heard of this author or this title yet but wow it does sound interesting. I also love the cover!

  6. I've seen this one around a lot lately and I agree it looks awesome! I hope you enjoy it! :D

    Here's my WoW!

  7. I didn't know about this one! It sounds so magical. And I totally agree on the gorgeous cover. This sounds like a winner.

  8. This looks like such a fun read! Thank you for sharing it! :)


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