Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

The Kingdom of Little Wounds

A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut.

On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and sweet spiced wine. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne’s heirs, and a courtier’s wolfish hunger for the king’s favors sets a devious plot in motion.

Here in the palace at Skyggehavn, things are seldom as they seem — and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined with that of mad Queen Isabel. As they navigate a tangled web of palace intrigue, power-lust, and deception, Ava and Midi must carve out their own survival any way they can.

THE KINGDOM OF LITTLE WOUNDS will be released October 8th 2013 from Candlewick.

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.



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    Synchronized Reading

    May 15, 2013

    This sounds really good! I've not heard of it before, but I would definitely like to check it out :)

    My WW!

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    Little Miss Becky

    May 15, 2013

    I almost chose this one this week! The cover is just gorgeous and it looks like a great high fantasy!

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    Cass (Words on Paper)

    May 15, 2013

    OMG! It's a book that I haven't heard of! (That rarely ever happens when I stumble upon WoW posts.) This looks and sounds so amazing. Thanks for sharing. Because of you I now have another one added to the wishlist.

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    Jenea Whittington

    May 15, 2013

    This is a new one to me, and it sounds Awesome. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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    May 15, 2013

    I saw this one on NG, and although it sounds awesome I've been waiting for more reviews to come in so I can decided if it's as good as it sounds. Great pick!

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    Natalie Natflixandbooks

    May 15, 2013

    I'm excited for this one, too. I am in LOVE with this cover. The colors, the mermaids. So cool. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

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    Christianna Marks

    May 15, 2013

    I hadn't heard about this one yet, but now I'm excited for it!
    My WoW

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    Dazzling Mage

    May 15, 2013

    Ooh, very curious about this one! Really great pick!

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    Jennifer @ YA Sisterhood

    May 15, 2013

    I've not heard of this one, but it sounds intriguing. Wish there were more to the synopsis!

    YA Sisterhood

    My WOW

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    May 15, 2013

    That is an epic cover!

    I haven't heard of this book but it sounds right up my alley. Thanks for featuring it!

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    May 15, 2013

    I was hooked just on the cover art! Great find, thanks!

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    Book Swoon

    May 15, 2013

    The summary and cover are pretty amazing! I haven't heard of this one yet- Thanks for sharing, great pick! Kimberly @ Book Swoon

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    Kim (YA Asylum)

    May 16, 2013

    This sounds so good! And that cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, this one wasn't even on my radiar yet :)

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    Kate Phillips

    May 16, 2013

    Great choice! I can't wait for this either : )

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