Waiting on Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released.
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Release February 9th by Delacorte

The Gilded Ones (Deathless, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.

But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity--and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki--near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire's greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she's ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be--not even Deka herself.

Why am I waiting on this?
I've seen a few brilliant reviews for this one already, and the cover is gorgeous.
Plus I think the West African setting will be so wonderful and rich and I cannot wait to see if it lives up to my expectations

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1 comment

  1. Nice pick! Been seeing this one around a bit lately. Hope you enjoy it too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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