WoW #124 – Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Posted September 19, 2018 by Lillian in Features / 13 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event originally created and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating. Jill has been MIA since August of 2016. Despite this, the meme lives on….Hope you come back Jill! Until then I will be joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can’t-Wait Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday y’all! This week I’m anxiously waiting on Damsel by Elana K. Arnold. I actually saw this book on a couple of Top Ten lists yesterday and immediately added it to my own TBR. First that cover 😍 is just plumb gorgeous!!! Then the blurb…a prince saves the girl from the dragon, but the girl was probably safer with the dragon. 

Seriously I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this book. It looks fantastic and dark, a perfect read for fall. 

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WoW #124 – Damsel by Elana K. ArnoldDamsel by Elana K. Arnold
Published by Balzer + Bray on 2018-10-02
Length: 320 pages

The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been.

When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court.

However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.

About Elana K. Arnold

ELANA K. ARNOLD writes books for and about children and teens. She holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing/Fiction from the University of California, Davis where she has taught Creative Writing and Adolescent Literature. Her most recent YA novel, WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her middle grade novel, A BOY CALLED BAT, is a 2018 Global Read Aloud selection and a Junior Library Guild Selection. A parent and educator living in Huntington Beach, California, Elana is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and writers’ conferences. Currently, Elana is the caretaker of seven pets, only three of which have fur.

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13 responses to “WoW #124 – Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

  1. Oh nice! Seeing this one around a bit lately! I LOVE the cover for it! It’s so bright and colorful! I’m keeping my eye on this one! While it sounds interesting, a part of me is still hesitant too. Probably because of the 300+ books that surround me on a daily basis…begging me not to add to their numbers! LOL!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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