Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #27: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston



Waiting on Wednesday is about sharing a book every week you cannot wait to be published. This week, I'm waiting on


by E.K. Johnston

Description from Goodreads

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister's place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin's court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.


Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.


Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.


Genre: Young adult, Retelling, Magic, Fantasy 

Pages: 336

Expected Publication: October 6, 2015

Publisher: Disney Hyperion





A retelling of One Thousand and One Nights? Insanely pretty cover??? By Disney Hyperion????

35 comments:

  1. That cover is gorgeous! I find it really interesting that so far this will be the second re-telling of this story out this year. I'm excited to see how they differ from each other.

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    1. The second one you're talking about is The Wrath and the Dawn, right? I'm dying to read that one as well :)

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  2. A Thousand night sounds so good, defiantly have to pick it up.
    My WOW

    Jason @geekboyonthepage

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    1. Yes, you should do it! :) Thanks for stopping by Jason!

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  3. The first half of the blurb did nothing for me, but by the end I definitely need to read this book! Great pick and thanks for stopping by at Books and Gibberish earlier :)

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    1. Good to hear that it eventually hooked you :) I'm so excited for A Thousand Nights!

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  4. This book sounds soooooo good!!! Definitely adding it to my TBR. And that cover, oh my! So much cover love lately. This is a really great pick, now I'm just as curious to see how good it is. :D

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    1. Same here, just can't wait until the release date :)

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  5. Love the cover and it sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing it. I love retellings.
    My WoW

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    1. I really like retellings too, but only if the author has done some adjustments to make it a bit more unpredictable ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Sounds super interesting! Can't wait to read it!

    Lizzie @ lizziethesarcasticblonde.blogspot.com

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    1. Join in the hype (even though I usually avoid the hype, but I'm just too excited for this one not to...)1 :)

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  7. Oh, I hope you love this one! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “CORRUPTED”

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    1. Me too! :) Thanks for stopping by Laurel!

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  8. I LOVE this cover, it is definitely my favorite of the year. I'm also loving that there are multiple 1001 Nights retellings this year that look amazing! great pick :)

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    1. I love the cover so much too! I think it perfectly conveys what the book is about :)

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  9. Wow that cover is so pretty. So self sacrifice for the ones we love. I read that first paragraph and just knew I wanted to read this book. I will be putting this on my Goodreads list. Thanks for sharing the knowledge and for check out my WOW earlier.

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    Carolyn @GeekGirlOnThePage

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    1. Yay, good to spread some love for A Thousand Nights :) Thanks for stopping by too!

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  10. I ADORE this cover so much! This book has been on my TBR for a while now, I hope you enjoy it :-) Here's my WoW if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day!

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    1. I hope you'll get it in your hands too!! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. This reminds me a lot of The Wrath and the Dawn. Both worlds and story lines are very similar. I'm excited to read both nonetheless!

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    1. It's actually pretty strange that two such similar books are published this year :) I hope that both are as good as they sound!

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  12. I've already added this to my TBR list, but I'm still not 100% sure how I feel about it? I do adore the cover though.

    Joana @ The Boundless Book List

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    1. I'm really excited about it because I love a good retelling, and it has been a long time since I've read one :) Hopefully won't be disappointed!

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  13. Great choice! I've been seeing this one around quite a lot lately but I don't know if it's my type of read. I may still pick it up though! I'm a new follower. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. ATN definitely has a certain type of audience, and even though I'm not exactly a constant member of that group, I do enjoy a good retelling, so :) Thanks for the follow Krystianna!

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  14. I'm definitely waiting on this one, too! It's also available on NetGalley!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Yeah, I actually requested it on NetGalley, but still haven't heard back from them. Which most likely is a sign that they won't accept my request :( I guess I have to wait like everybody else which is fine too :)

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  15. This book could have been about staring at a wall for four hours and I still would have bought it for the cover <3 Love the idea for this book and can’t wait for it either! Great WoW pick :D

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    1. Haha, I think you worded my thoughts perfectly :D Thanks for stopping by Rabiah! :)

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  16. Great pick!
    This one sounds really good. I've actually been seeing quite a lot of One Thousand and One Nights retellings lately. I'm thinking that i'll have to read the original and then pick one up soon!
    I hope you like it!
    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

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    1. I'd love reread One Thousand and One Nights too before indulging in A Thousand Nights :) Thanks for stopping by Olivia!

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  17. I was searching on NetGalley last week and I found A Thousand Nights. I believe it was love at the first sight. =P It seems such an interesting story. And I'm always up for a good retelling. I can't wait to read it.

    Happy readings! :)

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  18. Pretty cover indeed! I love your blog name! New follower via GFC, Bloglovin' and twitter.
    here is my WoW

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  19. Ooh! This sounds so cool! And I love their take on the retelling, too. And, of course, that gorgeous cover!

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