I do love a good fantasy and The Queen's Choice definitely sounds like it has possibilities for epicness. A heroine on a quest to find a long lost prince? Yes, please. And, look! We only have to wait until January for this one! Woo-hoo!
With shades of The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima for the cover, this book looks like one I'd reach for on the bookshelf almost immediately. I like the extra detailing around the edge as well as the ornate dagger falling to the bottom of the ocean.
THE QUEEN'S CHOICE (Heir of Chrior #1) by Cayla Kluver
304 pages, paperback
Expected publication: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Magic was seeping out of me, black and agonizing. I could see it drifting away. The magic that would let me pass the Road to reach home again.
When sixteen-year-old Anya learns that her aunt, Queen of the Faerie Kingdom of Chrior, will soon die, her grief is equaled only by her despair for the future of the kingdom. Her young cousin, Illumina, is unfit to rule, and Anya is determined not to take up the queen's mantle herself.
Convinced that the only solution is to find Prince Zabriel, who long ago disappeared into the human realm of Warckum, and persuade him to take up his rightful crown, Anya journeys into the Warckum Territory to bring him home. But her journey is doomed to be more harrowing than she ever could have imagined….