Waiting on Wednesday: May 11

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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A Green and Ancient Light by Frederic Durbin

Series: Unknown

Publication Date: June 7

Synopsis (from Goodreads): A gorgeous fantasy in the spirit of Pan’s Labyrinth and John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things.

Set in a world similar to our own, during a war that parallels World War II, A Green and Ancient Light is the stunning story of a boy who is sent to stay with his grandmother for the summer in a serene fishing village. Their tranquility is shattered by the crash of a bullet-riddled enemy plane, the arrival of grandmother’s friend Mr. Girandole—a man who knows the true story of Cinderella’­s slipper—and the discovery of a riddle in the sacred grove of ruins behind grandmother’s house. In a sumptuous idyllic setting and overshadowed by the threat of war, four unlikely allies learn the values of courage and sacrifice.

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Why I want this book

  • This sounds really interesting. The synopsis reminded me a little of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe–probably because of the WWII setting.
  • Maybe some fairy tale vibes?
  • Beautiful cover

What about you? Is there some book you are waiting impatiently for?