Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
So my pick for this week looks like good clean MG reading fun. A spy + a princess = The Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith. Sounds exciting to me. There is a sense of mystery about this one, and I love the cover. It reminds me of Tuesdays at the Castle. Plus, Penguin's (August) 2012 catalog boasted that fans of Tamora Pierce and Patricia C. Wrede will enjoy this book. I couldn't resist that claim, could I?
When twelve-year-old Lady Lilah decides to disguise herself and sneak out of the palace one night, she has more of an adventure than she expected—for she learns very quickly that the country is on the edge of revolution. When she sneaks back in, she learns something even more surprising: her older brother Peitar is one of the forces behind it all. The revolution happens before all of his plans are in place, and brings unexpected chaos and violence. Lilah and her friends, leaving their old lives behind, are determined to help however they can. But what can four kids do? Become spies, of course!