“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event created by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Spinning Starlight by RC Lewis, which comes out October 6, 2015. I absolutely loved RC Lewis’s first book, Stitching Snow, which was a retelling of Snow White in space. (Sounds like Cinder, I know, but they’re totally different. Trust me.) Honestly I thought it was a little underrated. In Spinning Starlight though, we’re introduced to a totally new world and new characters in a retelling of The Wild Swans. It’s not one of the more popular fairy tale retellings, and as far as I know there aren’t any other YA books that have used it as its basis. So I’m really looking forward to how RC Lewis incorporates it into her story!
Author: RC Lewis
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Sixteen-year-old heiress and paparazzi darling Liddi Jantzen hates the spotlight. But as the only daughter in the most powerful tech family in the galaxy, it’s hard to escape it. So when a group of men show up at her house uninvited, she assumes it’s just the usual media-grubs. That is, until shots are fired.
Liddi escapes, only to be pulled into an interplanetary conspiracy more complex than she ever could have imagined. Her older brothers have been caught as well, trapped in the conduits between the planets. And when their captor implants a device in Liddi’s vocal cords to monitor her speech, their lives are in her hands: One word and her brothers are dead.
Desperate to save her family from a desolate future, Liddi travels to another world, where she meets the one person who might have the skills to help her bring her eight brothers home-a handsome dignitary named Tiav. But without her voice, Liddi must use every bit of her strength and wit to convince Tiav that her mission is true. With the tenuous balance of the planets deeply intertwined with her brothers’ survival, just how much is Liddi willing to sacrifice to bring them back?
What book are you super excited for from a favorite author? I know there are tons out there!
Haunting and mesmerizing, this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’sThe Wild Swans strings the heart of the classic with a stunning, imaginative world as a star-crossed family fights for survival in this companion to Stitching Snow.