Waiting On Wednesday: Dreamer's Pool by Juliet Marillier and The Legend of Me by Rebekah L. Purdy

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is: 

Dreamer's Pool: A Blackthorn & Grim Novel
by Juliet Marillier
On Sale Date: November 4, 2014,
Hardback, 448 pages
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Ages 18 And Up, Grades 12 And Up
Roc Hardcover

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she'll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help.

Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais. He knows her only from a portrait and sweetly poetic correspondence that have convinced him Flidais is his destined true love. But Oran discovers letters can lie. For although his intended exactly resembles her portrait, her brutality upon arrival proves she is nothing like the sensitive woman of the letters.

With the strategic marriage imminent, Oran sees no way out of his dilemma. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help. To save Oran from his treacherous nuptials, Blackthorn and Grim will need all their resources: courage, ingenuity, leaps of deduction, and more than a little magic.

The Legend of Me
by Rebekah L. Purdy
On Sale Date: Upcoming 2014
Young Adult / Paranormal / Fantasy
Entangled: Teen

Sixteen-year-old Brielle has grown up hearing tales of a beast that kills humans, leaving behind only a scattering of bones and limbs. Or so the village elders say. She thinks it’s just their way of keeping children in line, though it doesn’t explain her grisly premonitions of blood, claws, and severed heads.

When Lord Kenrick, Knight of the Crowhurst Order, shows up asking questions about the legendary monster and Brielle finds a mangled body in the woods, she begins to wonder if the grim stories are true. Her attraction to the handsome knight grows as she spends time with him searching for clues to the creature’s existence, and she becomes even more determined to help him discover the beast’s location.

But as her seventeenth birthday approaches, her nightmares worsen. If Brielle doesn’t figure out the connection between Kenrick, the monster, and visions of a ghostly woman in the woods soon, more people could die. Including those closest to her…

Both of these sound amazing and I couldn't help myself and added both to today's WOW post. I've read some of Juliet Marillier's work, and she can write words so magical, so enchanting, that they transport you  to a realm filled with folklore and mythology that you will not want to leave. I'm excited about her new series Dreamer's Pool the "first instalment of the Blackthorn & Grim series. The series is adult fantasy set in early medieval Ireland, and features a pair of older, more flawed protagonists who appear in every novel."

And, as far as The Legend of Me goes, I'm completely intrigued by the summary and that gorgeous cover! I haven't read any of Rebekah L. Purdy's books yet, but this is the second book by her that has caught my eye. (I'm currently waiting *drooling* for The Winter People out in Sept 2014.) So, there you have it! :)