Waiting on Wednesday (3) – Clariel & Child of a Hidden Sea

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Waiting on Wednesday it the marvelous meme brought to us by Breaking the Spine so that we can showcase the books that we are going whicky in the wacky woo over.

[space size=10]My Young Adult Pick

Clariel by Garth Nix | Goodreads

Coming from HarperCollins – October 14th, 2014

I have been waiting for years for this book! If you haven’t heard of The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) before then you have no idea what you are missing. It is one of my favorite Fantasy YA trilogies I have ever read. It has a traditional fantasy feel but also a touch of alternate history in one book and a the whole “other world beyond the wall” scenario and so many other cool aspects.

Clariel covers

Clariel is the daughter of the one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most importantly, to the King. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, there are rumors that her mother is next in line for the throne. However, Clariel wants no part of it—a natural hunter, all she ever thinks about is escaping the city’s confining walls and journeying back to the quiet, green world of the Great Forest.

But many forces conspire against Clariel’s dream. A dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she discovers hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?

[space size=10]My Adult Pick

CHILD OF A HIDDEN SEA by A.M. Dellamonica | Goodreads

Coming from Tor books – June 24th, 2014

Child of a Hidden Sea
One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into the warm and salty waters of an unfamiliar world. Glowing moths fall to the waves around her, and the sleek bodies of unseen fish glide against her submerged ankles.

The world is Stormwrack, a series of island nations with a variety of cultures and economies—and a language different from any Sophie has heard.

Sophie doesn’t know it yet, but she has just stepped into the middle of a political firestorm, and a conspiracy that could destroy a world she has just discovered… her world, where everyone seems to know who she is, and where she is forbidden to stay.

But Sophie is stubborn, and smart, and refuses to be cast adrift by people who don’t know her and yet wish her gone. With the help of a sister she has never known, and a ship captain who would rather she had never arrived, she must navigate the shoals of the highly charged politics of Stormwrack, and win the right to decide for herself whether she stays in this wondrous world . . . or is doomed to exile

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19 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (3) – Clariel & Child of a Hidden Sea”

      • Isa

        I’m super curious too, especially since the original three are definitely a sort of closed chapter, you know? I know Clariel is supposed to be set long before Sabriel, so I’m rather intrigued about how that is going to pan out. I’m a bit terrified that I might not like it, negl. Though I guess it can’t be worse than the time between Sabriel and Lirael, considering that Clariel was supposed to be published in 2010 (and then 2011… and then nobody ever heard about it again until last year). If it had been published in 2010 it would’ve been just seven years after the last one and I think there were six between Sabriel and Lirael? Ahahaha, can you tell I am nervous??
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  1. La Coccinelle

    Now I feel like I need to go finish the other books in The Abhorsen series. I absolutely loved Sabriel, but for whatever reason, I just could not get into Lirael. I had it from the library. I kept picking it up and putting it down. I even racked up some overdue fines. Just couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was because it took place so long after Sabriel… and those were the characters I liked. Perhaps I should give it another try one of these days (though I’m not sure my TBR pile can take it)!
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