Waiting on Wednesday (59) — The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)

THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

The False Prince is expected to be released on April 1st, 2012 by Scholastic Press.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

November 1, 2011



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    November 2, 2011

    OoOoh! Never heard of this one before! Sounds really good!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    November 2, 2011

    Haven't heard of this one either! But sounds incredible!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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    November 2, 2011

    I only discovered this a few days ago! This has me SOO intrigued. I'm in a fantasty reading mood at the moment, so this came at the perfect time to torment me haha. It sounds amazing, can't wait!

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    Laurel-Rain Snow

    November 2, 2011

    How exciting this one sounds! Hope you love it….and thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST and

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    November 2, 2011

    Oooo this book sounds like it's going to be full of twists and secrets and I always enjoy a book like that. I haven't heard of this book before, thanks for sharing it Hafsah!

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    Lauren M

    November 2, 2011

    I love books with lots of political intrigue! The False Prince sounds really good–thanks for bringing it to my attention! :)

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    Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte)

    November 2, 2011

    Excellent pick!
    Feel free to check mine out ~
    My WOW:http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday30.html

    Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

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    November 2, 2011

    Never heard of this one but it looks like a very deep read…

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    November 2, 2011

    Sounds interesting! I don't think I have heard of it title yet. I like how the crown is broken to represent the “False Prince.”

    Check out my WoW: http://ivyreads.info/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-17/

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    Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads

    November 2, 2011

    Hey my dear =) thanx for stopping by!
    OMG! I love your pick!! totally my kind of books =9 thanx for sharing!! wooohooooo! =D

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    November 2, 2011

    Ohhhhh this one is going directly to my wishlist!

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    Alyssa@Teens Read and Write

    November 2, 2011

    Haven't heard of this one. Sounds nefarious and fun!

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    Mimi Valentine

    November 2, 2011

    I saw the words “kingdom” and “war” and immediately thought, YES PLEASE! :) Because I love books set in worlds like that, and this one sounds like it's going to be such an amazing book!

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Hasfah! Thank you so much for stopping by & for putting this book on my radar — I haven't heard of it before, but now I'm waiting on it like you! :)

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    November 2, 2011

    I hadn't heard of this one yet but it sounds awesome! Can't wait!

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    November 3, 2011

    I'm waiting for this one too! It sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    November 3, 2011

    I've had my eye on this one forever! I can't wait to read it! Great pick, Hafsah :)

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    A Canadian Girl

    November 3, 2011

    I've got this one on my wishlist too since it sounds so interesting. Great pick, Hafsah!

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    Carrie at In the Hammock Blog

    November 3, 2011

    this looks so great! thanks for sharing, i hadn't seen it before!