Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday: Once & Future

Can't Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
Pub. Date: March 5, 2019



Goodreads says, "I've been chased my whole life. An illegal immigrant in Mercer-controlled territory, I've always had to hide who I am. Until now.  When Ari crash lands on Old Earth, and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur. Merlin awakes to find that having aged backward over the last forty-one Arthurs, he is now-wretchedly-a teenager. Ari may be Merlin's final chance to complete the steps of the cycle: 1) Train Arthur 2) Defeat the greatest evil in the universe. 3) Unite all of mankind. No pressure.   I don't know about prophecies or kings, but I do know this: Mercer is evil. They've imprisoned my parents, enslaved worlds, and now they're after my friends. I'm done hiding.   My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start. "

I like this spin on the Arthurian legend. I haven't read an all-consuming YA fantasy lately and hope to remedy that. Fingers crossed that this one fits the bill.  What do you guys think? 

14 comments:

  1. This does sound like a really fun take on the legend! Seems like it will have some humor with Merlin being a teenager!

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    1. I agree! I have high hopes. Thanks for visiting, Angela.

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  2. Oh, how fascinating! I had no idea Patterson was working on something like this, and I love this particular legend (doesn’t everyone?). I hope you enjoy this one when you read it!

    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader

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    1. I know! Me too! I like this interesting twist on it. Thanks for visiting, Jennifer.

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    1. I'm glad you like the sound of it too, Barb. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. This one looks so fun! I like fantasy that doesn't take itself too seriously and this definitely looks like it fits the bill. :D

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    1. I agree! I have high hopes. I love the idea of a twist on King Arthur and Merlin. Thanks for visiting, Becky!

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  5. I need a food YA fantasy too, I hope it does the job!

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    1. I agree! I haven't read a good YA fantasy in sometime. Thanks for visiting, Amber!

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  6. Ohh I haven't read any Arthurian retelling, so this I am most interested. ;)

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    1. I recently read a new twist on the Arthurian legend, so it has definitely made me a bit more interested! Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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  7. YESSS! I love Arthurian legend and retellings! Thank you so much for putting this one on my radar. I just added it to my TBR pile ;)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Kimberly! Thanks for dropping by!

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