Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Kingdom of Back

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

The Kingdom of Back
Marie Lu
Expected publication date: March 3, 2020
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she'll go to make history remember her—perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood.

Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.

Born with a gift for music, Nannerl Mozart has just one wish—to be remembered forever. But even as she delights audiences with her masterful playing, she has little hope she'll ever become the acclaimed composer she longs to be. She is a young woman in 18th century Europe, and that means composing is forbidden to her. She will perform only until she reaches a marriageable age—her tyrannical father has made that much clear.

And as Nannerl's hope grows dimmer with each passing year, the talents of her beloved younger brother, Wolfgang, only seem to shine brighter. His brilliance begins to eclipse her own, until one day a mysterious stranger from a magical land appears with an irresistible offer. He has the power to make her wish come true—but his help may cost her everything.

In her first work of historical fiction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu spins a lush, lyrically-told story of music, magic, and the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister. - from Goodreads
I've only read one other book by Marie Lu, but the historical fiction aspect really intrigues me on this one!

30 comments:

  1. This one sounds intriguing. I like that the author uses magical elements as well as a historical topic.

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  2. I love Marie Lu and am curious about this one. It's a little different from her other stuff, so I am very interested in seeing what she does here

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    1. I don't have much to compare it to, but I'm intrigued!

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  3. I am soooo excited for some more Marie Lu! I hope that we both love this one. :)

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  4. This does sound good. I have never read any of her books --need to remedy that! Great pick!

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  5. I’m excited for this one too. I love historical fiction.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Damn. Now I want this book. The historical fiction aspect intrigues me too. ;)

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  7. I've only read one Marie Lu as well but this one does sound good!

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  8. I've seen this book on a lot of lists - probably a combination of that gorgeous cover, Marie Lu, and the synopsis. Definitely one I am waiting for, as well :)

    Happy reading!
    Megan | Ginger Mom & Company

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  9. Sounds like a fun mix of magic/fantasy + history. And that cover is stunning!

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  10. I think this one will be quite popular. I've never read the author but I know how popular she is. Hope you love it!

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  11. I love the sounds of this one! Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

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  12. This is one I've been really interested in! I hope you love it!

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  13. Soooo many people are looking forward to this one — i hope you love it!

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  14. This is such a lovely cover. I hope it ends up being an enjoyable read for you!

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  15. I'm really excited for this one too. I've only read her Warcross duology so far but I'm excited to see what she does with historical fiction.

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    1. I've only read the first Warcross book, so this looks like it will be quite different!

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