June 5, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Kingdom of Little Wounds

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

My WoW pick this week is:

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Goodreads' description:

"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."

First, I will let you take a moment to drink in that amazing cover.

Second, how awesome is that title?!

And third, a power struggle set against the historical backdrop of a Scandinavian city, complete with a seamstress, a mute nursemaid and a mad queen? YES PLEASE.  

What books are you waiting for?


  1. That cover *drool* Is this based on a fairy tale, the needle prick sounds familiar?

    1. I'm not sure if there's a fairy tale element, but that would be cool!

  2. I'm excited for this one, too. I adore that cover with the mermaids, swan and castle. So pretty. The book does sound awesome, too. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  3. I love both the cover and the title!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. This looks so cool! How have I never heard of it before? I can't wait for this to be released.


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