Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #122: Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Bloodleaf
Author:  Crystal Smith
Expected Publication Date:  March 5th, 2019

Perfect for fans of RED QUEEN and UPROOTED, Crystal Smith’s debut novel, BLOODLEAF, is an imaginative retelling of the Grimm Fairy tale “The Goose Girl” that takes a ghostly mystery and sets it inside an epic fantasy world.

Aurelia is the first princess born to the Renalten crown in two hundred years, destined to fulfill a treaty by journeying to marry Valentin, the prince of Achelva – Renalt’s greatest enemy. Rumors of an unwell, cruel prince abound, and the only thing that eclipses Aurelia’s apprehension of her impending marriage is her fear of those who’d kill her to prevent it.

When an assassination attempt forces Aurelia to use forbidden magic to save a stranger, she is driven from Renalt by the witch-hunting Tribunal and a mob out for blood. But before she can claim asylum in the court of her betrothed, her travel party turns on her, forcing her to trade places with her treacherous lady-in-waiting, Lisette.

Now penniless in Achleva and bereft of her identity, Aurelia must decide if she wants to surrender to her new life or fight for her old one, all while navigating the complicated ties binding her to the enigmatic prince, the unquiet ghost of an ancient queen, and a poisonous plant called bloodleaf.

Aurelia is a pawn in a centuries-long game of love, power, and war— and if she can’t extricate herself from it before Lisette marries Valentin in her stead, she may face losses far more devastating than her crown.

Oooh! A banished princess trying to claim her rightful place on the throne! Interesting

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. I love all the little details on this cover design! I really want to read it to see how they all come into play.

    My CWW & WWW this week.

  2. I'm sooo excited for this one! I love the cover and the concept.

    Hopefully we both enjoy it!

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. I've seen this one around a lot so I'm betting it's gonna be quite popular!

  4. That's one pretty cover. And it sounds like a very interesting read.

  5. Ooh nice! I enjoyed this one for sure! It was different and definitely makes me want to check out the fairy tale it was inspired by!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I'm really looking forward to this one as well! And that cover just calls out to me.