29 August 2012

WoW: Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill


Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
Release Date: October 2012 (US)
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

The end of their world begins with a story. This one. 

In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn't most fairy tales.

Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being -- called the Nybbas -- imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true -- not really. But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph . . . or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules.

Iron Hearted Violet is a story of a princess unlike any other. It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection. Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.

This is a Middle Grade but it sounds SO good! And I adore the cover. I'm definitely going to have to buy it once my book ban is over, because ever since I first heard about this one I've been dying to read it! The main character's name is Violet, which is something that would have drawn me in right away, and there are forbidden books and dragons and fantasy and it all sounds amazing.

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  1. Oh yay! This comes in Oct 2012. You don't have to wait all THAT long! Great pick! :)

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    1. It's still far too long, I'm not sure I'll survive... XD

  2. That does sound really good! I'll add it to my list.

  3. This sounds so cute. Maybe I can read this with my own middle grader.

  4. This doesn't sound like my kind of book, but fairytales and dragons are awesome!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  5. I've been seeing this one around a lot. Will have to check it out. That cover looks sooo intense though! LOL ;p Great pick! :D

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  6. Why haven't I heard of this one yet?? It sounds amazing! :) I need to add it to my wishlist. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I don't read a lot of MG, but it sounds cute. I love spunky heroines and I'll definitely recommend it to a few people I know who would like it.

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  8. I love the cover and comes out not long from now. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  9. Looks interesting! I'll have to check it out :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  10. I'm usually not into middle grade but it does sound like unique fairytale. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Oh, this sounds so wonderful! I love a good MG. The cover is awesome too!!!

  12. Great pick! I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds good! Also wow love the cover!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  13. This sounds great! Thanks for stopping by My WoW

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  14. Wow, I hadn't heard of this one before but now I think I'm just as excited as you are for it to be released! It does sound amazing and the concept is really unique. I don't usually read middle-grade either but this one just sounds too good to pass up haha! Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by x)

  15. I'm so looking forward to this one. I love anything fairytale related!

  16. so exited for this. dragons rule

  17. This sounds so good for a middle grade! And that cover is breathtaking! Great pick. :)

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    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books


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