Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (125)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

Description from Goodreads:

An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world—where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive

Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman.  During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty.  Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It’s almost too good to be true.

Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her "real life" against the dangerous power of love and magic.

For lovers of Lev Grossman's The Magicians series (The Magicians andThe Magician King) and Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy (A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night).

While I was not a fan of A Discovery of Witches, I am hopeful that I will like this book. I kind of like the idea that the handsome guy and perfect life turn out to be fake and she has to learn magic and break free. I don't think it is a good idea to compare this book to others that are so popular though because then people might be disappointed!


  1. I love that "thinking woman" is in the cover-seems to be the audience they're trying to reach with this book.

  2. This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

    Kinx's Book Nook

  3. I'm excited for this one, too. It sounds really interesting. I love the idea of the alternate world she needs to escape from. The cover is very charming, too. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  4. i like the sound of this book! and the cover is awesome :)

    i hope you check out my WoW


  5. Ooh, I love the sound of this book! I love alternate world stories and magic, so this sounds like a winner.

    Great WOW choice! :)

  6. I also was not a fan of DoW.. and I don't always like magical realism, but somehow this does appeal to me. Great pick!
    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  7. This sounds really fascinating!! thank you for sharing!!


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