Waiting on Wednesday #25: Beauty's Daughter
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!
This week, I'm waiting on:
Beauty's Daughter by Carolyn Meyer.
Expected Publication: October 8, 2013
by: Harcourt Children's Books.
The Spartan princess Hermione is the daughter of Helen, who is known as the most beautiful woman in the ancient world. When Helen runs off to Troy with the handsome young Prince Paris, Hermione's father, King Menelaus, erupts in fury. He amasses a thousand ships and sails for Troy, determined to reclaim Helen. This is the beginning of the Trojan War.
For the next ten years, young Hermione lives outside the walls of Troy and is a witness to the battles that result in the death of heroes on both sides. Can she ever forgive her mother for creating such chaos? And will Hermione find her own love and her own place in the world?
Why I'm excited: I LOVE the ancient world and all its mythology and stories. I find there really aren't enough ancient history novels in YA, so I can't wait to devour this one. I also love that it's from a perspective you wouldn't usually consider.
What are you waiting on this week?