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25 July 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #4

The weather this week has been amazing here. I just can't deal with the heat but its lovely nonetheless! I hope your all enjoying your week so far! It's Wednesday so that means its time for Wishlist Wednesday a weekly meme hosted by Dani over @Pen to Paper. Its a great way of posting about books that we are all dying to get our hands on.

 Stormdancer - Jay Kristoff

Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shogun, they fear that their lives are over. Everyone knows what happens to those who fail him, no matter how hopeless the task.

But the mission proves far less impossible, and far more deadly, than anyone expects – and soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. But trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and Buruu soon discover a friendship that neither of them expected.

Meanwhile, the country around them verges on the brink of collapse. A toxic fuel is slowly choking the land; the omnipotent, machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure; and the Shogun cares about nothing but his own dominion. Yukiko has always been uneasy in the shadow of power, when she learns the awful truth of what the Shogun has done, both to her country and to her own family she's determined to do something about it.

Returning to the city, Yukiko and Buruu plan to make the Shogun pay for his crimes – but what can one girl and a flightless griffin do against the might of an empire?
This book sounds amazing but very different to what I usually like. Well I love fantasy but this is set in a setting so different that it at ones intrigues me and worries me, so I hope I like it. I've requested it on Netgalley but if all else fails I'll just have to wait until its release! And isn't this cover beautiful?


  1. I'm can't wait for this too! It sounds so unique.


  2. Stormdancer sounds like something that I would enjoy reading. I am going to have to check it out. Thank for recommending it. I hope Netgalley comes through for you.

    Nancy @ The Avid Reader

    Wishlist Wednesday

  3. This book sounds really good!
    Thanks for stopping by! (=
    SarahS @WondrousReadings

  4. Oh I've got this on my wishlist too! It looks wonderful.

    Here are our picks!
    Lauren from Northern Plunder

  5. I've been eying this book for a while now, I love the cover even though I'm not much into that genre myself...

  6. This looks really good. I may have to request it on netgalley myself!

    Allison (Geek Banter)


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