Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hunt of the Unicorn

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: The Hunt of the Unicorn 
Author: C.C. Humphreys
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date of Release: March 8, 2011 

Goodreads Description: Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy. Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls - into that other world. Suddenly the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear. But the danger is real enough. Almost before she can think, Elayne is attacked by a ferocious beast, rescued by a unicorn, and taken prisoner by a tyrant king. Each of them seems to have an idea about her - that she's a hero, a villain, dinner! But Elayne has a few ideas of her own. She wants to overthrow the king; she wants to tame the unicorn. She wants to go home! And she's willing to become both hero and villain to do it.

Why am I waiting? I'm a sucker for books with gorgeous covers and so added this one to my wishlist right away. I'm also a fan of unicorns but the fact that there's a tapestry in this one kind of reminds me of Maurissa Guibord's Warped (which I haven't read yet). Hopefully the story will be different enough. 

18 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of this before but it sounds great. The cover is gorgeous :)

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  2. I've never read any real fantasy-based books like this. Nice choice. Unicorns are popular. I was always fascinated with them as a kid. I've got to read one of these stories; see if it brings back the old feelings...lol...

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  3. Wow! I've never heard of this one but it sounds really good! I'll it on my TBR list! Here's my WoW :)

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  4. This looks amazing! I've never heard of it before. New follower, btw! :)

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  5. I have always loved unicorns and this sounds like a very unique fantasy. Great pick!

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  6. I haven't read any stories about unicorns before, but just like you, I'm a sucker for beautiful covers, hence why I'm adding this one to my TBR list right away. Really, that cover is extraordinary. Plus, I feel like I should enhance my horizon and take a look at fantasy novels featuring unicorns as well. Great pick!

    Take a look at my WoW.

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  7. You had me at unicorn. Great pick! It's now on my TBR list.

    WoW

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  8. I hadn't heard of this one, but it looks good. Great pick!

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  9. I haven't heard of this before, but it looks good. I'll have to add to my TBR.

    My WoW this week is BUMPED.

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  10. Hopping by....

    I haven't seen a unicorn book in forever!

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  11. This book sounds great! I'm definitely going to have to check it out!

    Happy Wednesday!
    http://readerbee.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-4-gathering.html

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  12. Hey!
    I'm a sucker for books with pretty covers too! And this one is gorgeous!<3 The story sounds interesting too, I'm really curious about the unicorns. :))

    xoxo
    My WoW

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  13. The unicorn element intrigues me, there aren't too many stories out there that feature them! And we don't have too long to wait which is a nice bonus as well, fantastic pick Zahida!

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  14. Looks like you picked a great book to preview. Lots of us haven't heard about it so you've done us all a great service!! Thanks for posting!

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  15. loved the cover, I always had a liking for unicorns.

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  16. Great pick! I know the author is doing a book launch in Vancouver and its too bad that I'll be missing it.

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  17. This sounds cool! I really like the cover. Plus, it has unicorns. :D It already sounds like my kind of book!

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  18. Hmm, yes it does kind of sound similar to Warped. Still, I love unicorns :)

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