My pick this week:
Publisher: Starling Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 254 pages
~Becoming a winter queen will make Ilyenna as cold and cruel and deadly as winter itself, but it might be the only way to save her people from a war they have no hope of winning.~
Mortally wounded during a raid, seventeen-year-old Ilyenna is healed by winter fairies who present her with a seductive offer: become one of them and share their power over winter. But that power comes with a price. If she accepts, she will become a force of nature, lose her humanity, and abandon her family.
Unwilling to pay such a high price, Ilyenna is enslaved by one of the invaders, Darrien. While in captivity, she learns the attack wasn’t just a simple raid but part of a larger plot to overthrow her entire nation.
With the enemy stealing over the mountains and Darrien coming to take her to his bed, Ilyenna must decide whether to resurrect the power the fairies left behind. Doing so will allow her to defeat Darrien and the other invaders, but if she embraces winter, she will lose herself to that destroying power—forever.
Okay, I've got to be honest here. At first this was cover love, pure and simple. As in absolute, undying, everlasting cover love!!! o.O I mean just look at it! The colors! The blending! The model and pose! It's just breathtakingly gorgeous.
But it gets better. It's about fairies, and winter fairies on top of that! From the description I surmise this is set in another world or time, but it's hard to tell and I want to read it no matter what.
Have you hear of Winter Queen before? What are your thoughts on the cover and description? And what's your WoW pick this week? Let me know in the comments :)