Waiting on Wednesday (6)

21 Dec

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

My fingers are literally itchy with anticipation for this book. I’m jittery over it. It makes me fidgety and crazy. IT SOUNDS SO GOOD! Civil war, royal impersonators, a high-stakes competition that could mean life or death to the winners or losers. Plus, treachery! Lies! Deceit! Danger! DEADLY TRUTHS! AHHHH! *dies*

I’m a big fan of all fantasies in general, and sometimes I like a good magical fantasy, creepy and unpredictable and dark. Other times I am jonesing to devour a fantasy that leans on the sneaky, twisty, and dangerous workings of political scheming, like THE FALSE PRINCE. It sounds almost like a retelling of sorts of The Prince and the Pauper story, which is just chock full of dramatic arcs and tropes. I could NERD OUT over these books, I can feel it!

THE FALSE PRINCE is coming out April 1, 2012 from Scholastic.


6 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (6)”

  1. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books December 21, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    This looks like it’s going to be amazing! Thank you for bringing it to my attention 🙂

  2. Jessica (Peace Love Books) December 21, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Hmm I’ve never heard of this one before but it looks great! If you’re so excited for it, maybe I’ll check it out too! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

  3. Michelle December 21, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    i haven’t heard of this one but it sounds awesome. i love a good fantasy series. great pick 🙂

    check out my WoW.


  4. Sophia December 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Sounds really good! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    My WoW 🙂
    The Book Basement

  5. Danica Page @Taking it One Page at a Time December 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    This looks really interesting. I definitely want to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s mine

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time


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