Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by: Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
Blurb/synopsis from Goodreads
Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.
Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844
Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.
Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.
But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?
There are many books out there, where the main character is a faery or a half faery, but this is the first book I’ve heard of where the protagonist is a faery slayer, sounds awesome. I never liked faeries anyways, they always seemed spoiled and boring, to me other supernatural creatures are more interesting (I’ve read many young adult faery books and they’ve all disappointed me, hopefully this one won’t).
By Cassandra Rose Clarke
Series: The Hanna Duology (Book 1)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Publication Date: May 6, 2014 (it says May 1 on The Book Depository, I don’t know which one is right)
All Hanna Euli wants is to become a proper witch – but unfortunately, she’s stuck as an apprentice to a grumpy fisherman. When their boat gets caught up in a mysterious storm and blown wildly off course, Hanna finds herself further away from home than she’s ever been before.
As she tries to get back, she learns there may be more to her apprentice master than she realized, especially when a mysterious, beautiful, and very non-human boy begins following her through the ocean, claiming that he needs Hanna’s help.
I haven’t read any of Cassandra’s other books yet, but I’m planning to, they all sound interesting and I’ve heard some good things about them.