Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm waiting for...


Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 304

Summary (from Goodreads):

Set in a fictional Himalayan kingdom, this is the story of a girl enlisted by a legendary explorer to help him climb the kingdom’s deadliest mountain – only to discover that his true mission may threaten her whole world.

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer every known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

This book sounds like an epic adventure! Exploration and mountain climbing? I'm glad I can live vicariously through this book from the comfort of my couch.

What book are you waiting for this week? Are you looking forward to Even the Darkest Stars?

2 comments:

  1. This looks awesome, I've just added it to my TBR :) Thanks for sharing, great pick!

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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. I haven't heard much about this cover, so I'm curious to know more about it :) I hope you get to read it soon and enjoy it :D Fabulous pick, Cyra <3

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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