Waiting on Wednesday 03/13/19
Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas (September 10, 2019 by Tu Books)
Yes, award winning YA fantasy and romance author Sherry Thomas, who is also a native of China, is coming out with a Mulan retelling this fall. I don’t know if I’m looking forward to this or the live-action Disney film more, but it’s a close call.
A Warrior in Disguise
All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. If she prevails, she can reunite a pair of priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier, and avenge her father, who was paralyzed in his own duel.
Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north. Mulan’s father cannot go. Her brother is just a child. So she ties up her hair, takes up her sword, and joins the army as a man.
A War for a Dynasty
Thanks to her martial arts skills, Mulan is chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling–the royal duke’s son, who is also the handsomest man she’s ever seen. But the princeling has secrets of his own, which explode into Mulan’s life and shake up everything she knows. As they cross the Great Wall to face the enemy beyond, Mulan and the princeling must find a way to unwind their past, unmask a traitor, and uncover the plans for the Rouran invasion . . . before it’s too late.
Inspired by wuxia martial-arts dramas as well as the centuries-old ballad of Mulan, The Magnolia Sword is perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh, Marie Lu, or Kristin Cashore–a thrilling, romantic, and sharp-edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine.
I know, right!?
That’s a new to me one! Sounds like a fun read! Hope you love it once you get to read it!
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Very cool, I’ve never read Sherry Thomas before! I’m looking forward to the live action movie as well😁
I think I’ve only read one of her books, and it was a while ago. I wonder how her writing has evolved!
Well, I hadn’t heard of this but now it’s on my radar thanks to you. This will be a must read for me!
I’m glad to hear it! I was the same way, as soon as I saw the “Mulan retelling” description on Goodreads, I slammed my hand down on that to-read button 😛
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Yeah there are some things that just make you automatically interested lol
oooooh I want!!!
I wasn’t aware of this, thanks for bringing to my attention! Going onto the TBR right now…..
No problem! Oh I hope it will be good!
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How could we resist a sword-wielding heroine? 😀
I love it. And want it. Now.
Hope you get it soon!