Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #127: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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:  Descendant of the Crane
Author:  Joan He
Expected Publication Date:  April 9th, 2019

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her.

Hesina’s court is packed full of dissemblers and deceivers eager to use the king’s death for political gain, each as plausibly guilty as the next. Her advisers would like her to blame the neighboring kingdom of Kendi’a, whose ruler has been mustering for war. Determined to find her father’s actual killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by
death, since magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of Yan at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?
Awesome! A murder mystery right up my alley! I hope that Hesina finds her father's killer!

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


  1. I've been seeing this one around a lot lately! I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I like the murder mystery aspect of this one and it has such a lovely cover. I've also been seeing a few positive reviews. I really hope you love it.

  3. This sounds like a good one!! Hope you love it :)

  4. That cover is so gorgeous! Hope you enjoy it! :)

  5. The cover on this one is great, and it sounds like a good read as well. It's on my TBR too! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier.

  6. I have seen this one around and there is a pre-order for it too I think. I hope you get your hands on it.


  7. I have an ARC of this one, and I don't know why I haven't read it yet!! Must get to it soon!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  8. Ohh great CWW pick I've been seeing this book a lot lately in the interwebs and it looks and sounds like an amazingly fantastic book. I hope you really enjoy it when you get the chance to read it, thank you so much for stopping by my CWW Post last week.