Waiting on Wednesday #15: A Thousand Nights
Happy Wednesday folks!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme where we will showcase that one book we can't wait to hit the market!
Title: A Thousand Nights
Author: E.K. Johnston
Publication Details: October 22nd 2015 by Macmillan Children's Books
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy tale retelling, YA
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to my village, looking for a wife. When Lo-Melkhiin - a formidable king - arrives at her desert home, she knows that he will take her beautiful sister for a wife. Desperate to save her sister from certain death, she makes the ultimate sacrifice - leaving home and family behind to live with a fearful man. But it seems that a strange magic flows between her and Lo-Melkhiin, and night after night, she survives. Finding power in storytelling, the words she speaks are given strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. But she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king ...if only she can stop her heart from falling for a monster.
Set against a harsh desert backdrop, A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston is an evocative tale of love, mystery and magic that would not feel out of place if Scheherazade herself were telling it. And perhaps she is... (Source: Goodreads.)
Aside from its beautiful cover, the synopsis sounds interesting and intriguing. I haven't read the original One Thousand and One Nights, but this sounds like something I would enjoy reading. :)
How about you folks?