‘Waiting on Wednesday’ was started by ‘Breaking the Spine’ and spotlights those not-yet-released books that I just can’t wait to read! Without further ado, here is this week’s ‘Waiting on Wednesday’.
Title: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy and Romance
Publication Date: March 8th 2016
Kill the beast. Win the girl.
A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.
Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.
Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.
Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.
Fearsome beasts? Feisty princesses? Brooding, perhaps dashing, heroes? Forbidden magic? Sign me up.
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins is the first of a duology – even better! – and is YA Fantasy, my favorite genre. To make the wait till March 2016 less agonizing, check out Wendy Higgin’s Pinterest board for little teasers and inspiration for her characters!