Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!



Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pub Date: January 17th, 2017
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository 

A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms.

They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters.

Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again.

Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, its roots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself, where something old and dreadful slumbers . . . something far more sinister than gryphons.

It’s a war Aliza is ill-prepared to wage, on a battlefield she’s never known before: one spanning kingdoms, class lines, and the curious nature of her own heart.

Elle Katharine White infuses elements of Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic, crafting a modern epic fantasy that conjures a familiar yet wondrously unique new world.

First of all, if you want to get my attention really quickly, just put a dragon on the cover!


Second of all, "historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms."


HOLY CRAP, THAT SOUNDS AMAZING!

This book combines two of my favorite things—Pride and Prejudice and dragons! If that doesn't get you excited then I'm sorry, we simply can't be friends. 

P.S. Just kidding, we can still be friends. I'll just low-key judge you ;D


A textbook introvert who likes to throw out the textbook every once in a while just to see what happens, Elle grew up in Buffalo, NY, where she learned valuable life skills like how to clear a snowy driveway in under twenty minutes and how to cheer for the perennial underdog. When she’s not writing, she spends her time drinking tea, loitering in libraries and secondhand bookshops, and dreaming of world travel.
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29 comments:

  1. Oh great pick! I also just discovered this book this week and like you I was immediately drawn to the description of Pride and Prejudice with dragons. OMG THIS SOUNDS AMAZING :)

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    1. Thank you! How could anyone not? This book sounds EPIC!

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  2. That dragon is glorious! Woohoo I can't wait for this one either!

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  3. What is not to love about this book so far?! I love that cover and the dragons have me hooked! Thanks so much for sharing this one. :)

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    1. That's my thought! How could anyone not be drawn in by this book?

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  4. Sounds like a really unique story idea! Hopefully you get ahold of it soon! Thanks for visiting my WOW on Lisa Loves Literature!

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    1. Agreed. It sounds like nothing I've ever read, I'm so excited!

      Thanks for stopping by mine as well ^_^

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  5. Ooh this looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing, hope you enjoy!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier :)

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  6. I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK I CAN'T EVEN CONTAIN MYSELF. *shrieks from the rooftops* I was just flailing about it in my post yesterday actually...like holy dragon scales it looks and sounds amazing. Plus a dragon on a front cover is 1000% guaranteed to get me anyway.😂

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    1. THIS BOOK IS MADE FOR YOU, literally! And me too girl, just put a dragon on it and you have my full attention ^___^ I hope we both love this one.

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  7. Dragons man. The dragons. A very cool pick.

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  8. Yeeeees, very excited for this one. Yay, we can still be friends. xD

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  9. DUDE. I literally JUST finished this book! Like not even 20 minutes ago! It was fate. :D I loved it so much! I'm stingy with 5-star ratings, but I think I'll round up for this book. So, so good. I love P&P retellings, and this one was lovely. <3 I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Seriously?! I'm so freaking jealous. I'm even more excited now that I know that you love it. I'm so happy that you enjoyed it and I can't wait to read this one.

      Thanks for stopping by as always <3

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  10. Yay! This sounds darn interesting. I'm not into dragon stories though; but the pride and prejudice re-tellings are one of my weakness ;)

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    1. Right? Maybe this book will change your mind about dragon stories? Who knows. I hope you love it!

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  11. How in the world haven't I heard about this obok before? It sounds AMAAAAZING!

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    1. The important thing is that you've heard about it now! I hope you love it ^_^

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  12. Ok, I didn't know about this title but I'm soooo in! Sounds truly wonderful, thanks so much for sharing!! :D

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    1. I'm glad to have been the one to introduce it to you! I hope you like it ^_^ Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Pride and Prejudice and dragons?! I'm sold! I had never heard of this one before, but it sounds perfect for me. Thanks for spotlighting it :)

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    1. Exactly how I feel! How could anyone not be intrigued by that description. Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  14. I have seen this book mentioned on a couple of other blogs, but I had no idea it had historical elements. You are right, this book is a unique combination of things. Great pick!

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    1. Really? That's great. I haven't seen a lot of buzz for it so I'm really curious. Hopefully we both like it!

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  15. Ohh, that cover is gorgeous :D I hope you will love this book lots Brittany. <3 Gorgeous pick sweetie :)

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