Waiting on Wednesday: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This weeks book that I'm desperate to get my hands on:

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Publication: October 6, 2015

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, retelling, fairy tale

Goodreads Summary

LO-MELKHIIN KILLED THREE HUNDRED GIRLS before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

Why I'm desperate  for A Thousand Nights: 

Oh my god! As soon as I saw the cover and read the summary, I knew this book had to be mine. Murder, secrets, magic! What more could I possibly want! It just sounds so amazing, I can't help but lust after it!!!

What books are you desperate to get your hands on? Leave a comment with your link of WoW and I promise to check it out and fangirl over your books with you as well! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This sounds crazy good, and I really like that cover. Great pick, and I hope you get to read it soon. :)
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  2. Just saw this on someone else's WoW! It sounds super interesting and made me curious ... and the cover is gorgeous! So beautiful!

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    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  3. OOooh nice! Sounds like a spin on the Storyteller's Daughter, what with her telling this cruel man tales and her life is saved night after night! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for this one!

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  4. This sounds A-MAAA-ZING!!!! It's now at the top of my NEED list! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  5. Sounds awesome. I can't wait to read A Thousand Nights too :)

  6. The cover is beautiful and the story sounds amazingly good!

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  7. Ooh, this does sound really good! It vaguely reminds me of The Wrath and the Dawn (which I really want to read) so I'll be adding this one to my TBR list :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. It sounds so good! And the cover is gorgeous!

    Lizzie @ lizziethesarcasticblonde.blogspot.com

  9. WOW! That sounds amazing and incredibly intense! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  10. This kind of sounds like the story of Sheherazade. I'm probably butchering that spelling. But it's an old Arabian tale, I think. Sounds so good!!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' WoW


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