Can’t wait Wednesday – Descendant of the crane

About the meme!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to discuss the books we’re excited about that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

Title: Descendant of the crane

Author: Joan He

Genre: YA fantasy

Release date: April 2nd 2019


Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her.

Hesina’s court is packed full of dissemblers and deceivers eager to use the king’s death for political gain, each as plausibly guilty as the next. Her advisers would like her to blame the neighboring kingdom of Kendi’a, whose ruler has been mustering for war. Determined to find her father’s actual killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by
death, since magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of Yan at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

Why I’m excited:

I’ve been doubting about reading this one for so long haha. But I keep seeing really good reviews, so now I’m getting quite excited. Also the cover is beautiful. Also reading this will be good for reading more Asian inspired books, since I have not read many, and definitely want to!


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4 Replies to “Can’t wait Wednesday – Descendant of the crane”

  1. I confess, I grabbed an eARC of this from NetGalley just solely based on the gorgeous cover. I’ve been hearing some wonderful things about it already though, and I’m really excited to read it now 🙂

  2. This sounds like it has a very solid story and the cover is just gorgeous – it definitely draws the eye.Lynn 😀

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