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Author: A.G. Howard
Publication Date: January 15th 2019
Publisher: Abrams/Amulet Books
Summary from Goodreads:
A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea.
Once upon a nightmare, her fairytale begins…
After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest … disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight, for she is his true equal. As Lyra rediscovers her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.
Why I Can’t Wait: I LOVE retellings but I don’t think I read enough of them. I still need to read this author’s Splintered series even! This sounds like a fantastic spin on The Princess and the Pea, and I’m all for it. I’m excited about Lyra and can’t wait to meet her!