Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.
For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark, sweeping debut fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn’t the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.
As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods.
Red is almost relieved to go. Plagued by a dangerous power she can’t control, at least she knows that in the Wilderwood, she can’t hurt those she loves. Again.
But the legends lie. The Wolf is a man, not a monster. Her magic is a calling, not a curse. And if she doesn’t learn how to use it, the monsters the gods have become will swallow the Wilderwood-and her world-whole.
Why am I excited?
I’m always looking for new adult fantasy books and this one just sounds right up my alley! I’m picturing Little Red Riding Hood with a fantasy twist. It sounds super dark and edgy and I’m obviously praying for some romance. Also it has gods, magic, and royalty so obviously I need it. For content warnings, click here.