Waiting on Wednesday #10

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

The Kingdom of Little WoundsSummary (via Goodreads):
A young seamstress and a royal nursemaid find themselves at the center of an epic power struggle in this stunning young-adult debut.

On the eve of Princess Sophia’s wedding, the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches: brocade and satin and jewels, feasts of sugar fruit and sweet spiced wine. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne’s heirs, and a courtier’s wolfish hunger for the king’s favors sets a devious plot in motion.

Here in the palace at Skyggehavn, things are seldom as they seem — and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined with that of mad Queen Isabel. As they navigate a tangled web of palace intrigue, power-lust, and deception, Ava and Midi must carve out their own survival any way they can.

Why am I eagerly waiting for The Kingdom of Little Wounds?
First off that name…it is epic. I love the cover art beautiful yet so creepy. This description just gives me chills, “Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls.” And I simply adore palace intrigue.

The Kingdom of Little Wounds is expected to release October 8th 2013 from Candlewick

What are you waiting for?


  1. says

    “Errant prick of a needle”…is this a Sleeping Beauty retelling? ‘Cause that would be awesome. But the book sounds great in its own right, too. 🙂 I adore fantasy and that cover is gorgeous! I’m off to add this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    This is one I’ve been looking forward to, as well! I agree, that title is fantastic and the cover absolutely beautiful. This sounds full of political intrigue and mystery. Plus, it just so happens to release on my birthday. Awesome pick, Kristen! 🙂

  3. says

    I’m highly anticipating this one too! I snagged a copy of Netgalley but have yet to dive into it. 🙂 Really hoping it’s as good as it sounds. Great pick!

  4. says

    Comments before but I think I might have not hit post comment LOL

    I want to read this book!!!! I got a copy of it at BEA and I saw it on Netgalley.
    If you read it before me I can’t wait to see what you think!!!

    Have a great rest of the week!!!

    Michelle@Because reading is better than real life…
    My Wow

  5. says

    Oh I saw this on Netgalley. Sounds like a nice dark fairy tale! And yes, totally agree, the cover gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

  6. says

    This sounds fantastic! Candlewick usually publish a lot of great titles, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this one delivers. The description gives me chills, too. It’s definitely my sort of thing. 🙂

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