Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Back to the Old Kingdom I Go!!! Waiting on You Clariel....


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by Breaking the Spine,
that showcase upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. 

Today's Book:




For those of you who don't know, Clariel is a prelude to the phenomenal Abhorsen Trilogy.
Another thrilling and dark tale from the awesome Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix.
Fans, the wait is not quite over yet! Harper Collins release date is 
not til October 14th, 2014

"Set 600 years before Sabriel is born comes Clariel, the daughter of the one of the most notable families in the Old Kingdom, with blood relations to the Abhorsen and, most importantly, to the King. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, there are rumors that her mother is next in line for the throne. However, Clariel wants no part of it—a natural hunter, all she ever thinks about is escaping the city's confining walls and journeying back to the quiet, green world of the Great Forest.
But many forces conspire against Clariel's dream. A dangerous Free Magic creature is loose in the city, her parents want to marry her off to a killer, and there is a plot brewing against the old and withdrawn King Orrikan. When Clariel is drawn into the efforts to find and capture the creature, she discovers hidden sorcery within herself, yet it is magic that carries great dangers. Can she rise above the temptation of power, escape the unwanted marriage, and save the King?"

For Goodreads description click here
For Amazon's description click here

Check out these past covers:


And now check out the release of Australia's new covers:


These illuminating illustrations are drawn up by the very talented Sebastian Ciaffaglione.
You can see more of his captivating craft on his website by clicking here.

Looks like I'm going to have a summer re-read to look forward too.
Time to dust off Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and get to reading, ready myself for
the trilogy's prequel. 
Woooo Hoooo!

I'm super excited for another accelerating adventure by one of the 
most creative and unique writers.

LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN........
or continue ;)


Can't wait to see what you guys think and to
 see what books YOU guys are waiting for!!!

 BIG HUGS and Lots of Love 






35 comments:

  1. Wow. How have I never heard of these books before?! I'm so out of the loop! I've been on a fantasy kick lately, I just can't get enough of them, so this series sounds right up my alley Michelle! Love those Australian covers too, they're gorgeous:)

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    1. Oh yea, no worries Jenny. I learned about this series about 3 years ago, and only JUST read the first book about 3 months ago. I believe Sabriel was published in 96.
      I'm a HUGE fanatic for Fantasy, YA fantasy and the sub-fantasy genres (urban, high, epic...) I'm always reading something with magic, other worlds, battles between angels and beasts ( shout out to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy) You'll hardly ever see me reading contemporary or classics, Lol!
      Definitely give this series a try. Sabriel is such a strong, kick ass heroine too! GIRL POWER!
      Thanks for droppin by Jenny! I'm glad I got to introduce you to an awesome series! xoxo

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  2. This sounds interesting! I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award!
    My Liebster Post

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    1. Awwww Thanks! I've already been nominated several times BUT I REALLY REALLY REALLY REEEEEAAAAAALLLLLLLLLY Appreciate you taking the time to nominate me. Wooo Hoo!
      YOU ROCK xoxoxo ♥♥♥

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  3. Wait wait wait does Clariel have a cover now!? (I'm loving that one on the right, but I have a feeling Americans will be getting the one on the left)

    And holy shit those new Aussie covers are FREAKING AMAZING! I mean, I'll always love the original covers (partially because they also look great) as they're the ones on the books I fell in love with...but I sort of want...those covers too....AGH! Book envy haha

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    1. we get the less awesome one whomp whomp whomp :(
      I was pretty bummed when I saw that the awesome one on the right was for Australia) I'm hoping that it become available in a box set for us to purchase someone online! BECAUSE DAMN! Those covers are freakin AMAZEBALLS!!!!! hahahaaa

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  4. Awesome post. I've never heard of those books before but I'm going to have to check it out! Those covers are awesome!!

    My Waiting on Wednesday
    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

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    1. It's a great series! and they heroine in book 1, Sabriel, is just so awesome. Definitely a great fantasy! Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to check you out! xoxo

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  5. I'll admit that I still haven't read anything by Garth Nyx yet *hides* but Sabriel has been on my tbr for aaaages! I loved how you shared all the different covers, I definitely need to get my hands on 'em soon! Awesome pick Michelle ^^ :-)

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    1. Thanks Micheline!! Yes girl! Get that book off your TBR list and onto you read list (and favorites list) :) haha
      Thanks for stoppin by hun! xoxo

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  6. I know that I read some of these book a looong time ago - I can't even remember the plot. Love the new Aussie covers :)
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW

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    1. yea I gotta make sure I re-read em before this one comes out!
      Thanks for stopping by and checkin my W.o.W out Adina! I'll be sure to do the same xoxo

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  7. Another series that blogger extraordinaire Michelle has me adding to my list! Whaaaaat? How can there still be books out there I don't know about? Have a good one my lovely! :)

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    1. hahahaaa! Thanks Kristalyn! You gotta read it girl! for sure!
      Thanks for stopping by lovely! xoxox

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  8. I have yet to hear about these, but I really like the covers. It is an interesting concept for sure! Gonna have to add it to my TBR pile!!

    Thanks for checking out my blog!!

    Here's my WoW
    Amber @ Paradise of Pages

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    1. yea the first book came out forever ago, in 1996!
      They're awesome! Definitely check em out! Thanks for stopping by Amber! I'll be sure to return the favor

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  9. Sounds like a good read, and hope that you get to read and enjoy soon.

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    1. Thanks Brandi! I'm sure I will :) xoxo

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  10. I will have to check this journey out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Please do! Great fantasy with some kick ass heroines :)

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  11. Wow, those new covers alone would make me want to read them. These books have been on my TBR pile forever, I need to get on them!

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    1. get on it girl! I really do think they're great reads. Hope you enjoy ♥

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  12. I've never heard of this series before, but I'm definitely intrigued now! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. You welcome! Garth Nix is a great Fantasy writer. I really love the characters he creates!
      Thanks for stopping by Melissa! I hope you get a chance to check this series out! xoxo

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  13. I LOVE the Australian covers. They look fantastic! I've been hearing so much about this series recently and feel like I should have read it by now! I can't wait to give it a try. :)

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    1. It really took me a long time to even find out about this series, so glad I did though b/c it is really one of my top 10 favorites ♥

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  14. I love the new Australian covers as well. I haven't hear of this series but I might check it out now. Thanks

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    1. Please check em out! Garth Nix is great at writing fantasy. His characters and world building is phenomenal. Very imaginative!

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  15. ooh I've not read this series, no actually haven't heard of this series till now but it sounds like something I'd love. Definitely going to check this one out =)
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.

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    1. Oh good! I glad I introduced something that you'll look into and actually really like
      Thank you for stopping by and showing some blog love!! ♥

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  16. Those Australian covers are GORGEOUS!! Wow, he's a talented artist. I haven't heard of this series before but have heard of Garth Nix. This looks like a series I think I'd like. :) I love your MLP gif!! :D

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  17. YES!!!!!! I love this series and I am so excited for this book.

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  18. I really really need to read this series. Honestly, I had never really heard anything about it until the ARC Party and everyone was just going crazy over Clariel! I hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it, Michelle!!!! :)

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    1. Yes, thank you Becca! I really hope you read the series. It is really something and the main characters (heroines) are spectacular!!
      Thanks for stopping by and checking it out! xoxo

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  19. I have not heard of this book before, but ohh, I do like the cover :D So pretty! <3 I hope you enjoy it sweetie :) Amazing pick. <3
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog a while ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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