THE TYRANT’S DAUGHTER by J.C. Carleson (WoW #159)

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

The Tyrant's Daughter

When her father is killed in a coup, 15-year-old Laila flees from the war-torn middle east to a life of exile and anonymity in the U.S. Gradually she adjusts to a new school, new friends, and a new culture, but while Laila sees opportunity in her new life, her mother is focused on the past. She’s conspiring with CIA operatives and rebel factions to regain the throne their family lost. Laila can’t bear to stand still as an international crisis takes shape around her, but how can one girl stop a conflict that spans generations?

J.C. Carleson delivers a fascinating account of a girl—and a country—on the brink, and a rare glimpse at the personal side of international politics.

THE TYRANT’S DAUGHTER will be released February 11th, 2014 from Knopf.

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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    Christianna Marks

    July 31, 2013

    This book sounds like it will be so fascinating! This is a wonderful pick!
    My WoW

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    Katie Cohen

    July 31, 2013

    Sounds like a really interesting read!

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    Alise (Readers In Wonderland)

    July 31, 2013

    Oh wow, this one sounds amazing! I love the elements in this, the moving to the US, the CIA, and her being royalty, it sounds like it will make a great story!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    July 31, 2013

    Oh, wow. This one sounds REALLY interesting! I'm definitely adding this one to the to-read list.

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    Michelle Santiago

    July 31, 2013

    i have not heard of this but i love the sound of it!! it's unlike what i've been reading recently.

    My WoW


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    July 31, 2013

    Oh my gosh! I hadn't heard of this one yet! Thanks so much for featuring it. Totally on my WL now!

    Sabrina @I Heart Y.A. Fiction

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    Judith-Pamela Ayimma

    July 31, 2013

    Hafsah, I really want to read this now, it looks incredible! I'm excited for The Tyrant's Daughter because it's so unusual and interesting. Sign me up, excellent pick!

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    July 31, 2013

    Wow! That is such a beautiful and intriguing cover! The story sounds intense, thanks for sharing!

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    Lea (YA Book Queen)

    July 31, 2013

    I'm really excited for TTD – it sounds so different from other YA books!

    Great choice :D

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    Caro [The Book Rogue]

    July 31, 2013

    My and politics do not go well, so I'm definitvely going to pass up on that one. I hope you will enjoy, though. =) My WoW

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    August 1, 2013

    That book sounds awesome and it's one I haven't heard of before. I liked story lines that are similar to this so I'm going to add it to my TBR pile. Nice choice and thank you for visiting my blog earlier. :D

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    August 1, 2013

    oooh this sounds really interesting!