Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!
Adorable dragons are necessary for everything, but this one is keeping her eye out for more awesome books :D
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and deliver them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.
One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this enmagicked girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. To keep young Luna safe from her own unwieldy power, Xan locks her magic deep inside her. When Luna approaches her thirteenth birthday, her magic begins to emerge on schedule–but Xan is far away. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Soon, it is up to Luna to protect those who have protected her–even if it means the end of the loving, safe world she’s always known.
So of course, as these things go, I was first drawn to The Girl Who Drank the Moon by that GORGEOUS cover! Little dragon! Glowing paper cranes! And then I read the description and was sold. A misunderstood witch who accidentally feeds a baby moonlight?? Yeah, I need this right now.
Are you looking forward to this one too??
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