"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #138: A THOUSAND NIGHTS by E.K. Johnston

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This is where we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released!!! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night!!!
And, quite possibly, to make our shelves look pretty too :) 

What I'm currently waiting for... 

by E.K. Johnston
Expected U.S. release date: October 6th, 2015
Published by Disney Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult Retelling
Format: Hardcover, eBook


Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife.
When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong. 

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air. 

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster. 

Why I am waiting for A THOUSAND NIGHTS... 

First of all... which cover do you think is the prettiest??? 
Surprisingly, I am leaning towards the US cover... I feel that it suits the actual story much, much better.

Second... from the summary, it seems that the story is hardly a retelling. I'm curious to see what other changes, twists, etc. this author has done.

Lastly... it's one of my very few classic favorites! I'm really looking forward to it!!!

SO, what are you waiting for this week???


  1. I too am anxiously awaiting this one!! I love both of the covers, but I agree with you in that I think the US one is a better representation of the story. I am really excited to read another 1001 nights retelling(ish) after loving The Wrath and the Dawn earlier this year! I hope you love it :)
    Here's my WoW

  2. I'm definitely looking forward to this! I like the US cover, too, even thought the other one is pretty. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  3. Great pick! This book sounds really interesting. I just wish the release date were here already. :/
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Those covers are so pretty! This book is definitely on my want list! Great pick this week :) Check out my WoW:

    Crystal @ Books Unbound


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