Waiting on Wednesday: Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine – make sure you head over and see what other people are waiting for

 

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Empress of All Seasons

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: November 6th 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems.

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy.

Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren’t hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yōkai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yōkai outcast.

Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy.

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For those that know me, I love most stories that involve yokia or shinigami.  So this one is definitely on my radar.

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