Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta, Cori McCarthy

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for! Here's mine for the week.


Title:
Once & Future
Authors: Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
Release Date: March 19, 2019

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36233085-once-future

I've been chased my whole life. An illegal immigrant in Mercer-controlled territory, I've always had to hide who I am. Until now.

When Ari crash lands on Old Earth, and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur.

Merlin awakes to find that having aged backward over the last forty-one Arthurs, he is now-wretchedly-a teenager. Ari may be Merlin's final chance to complete the steps of the cycle: 1) Train Arthur 2) Defeat the greatest evil in the universe. 3) Unite all of mankind. No pressure.

I don't know about prophecies or kings, but I do know this: Mercer is evil. They've imprisoned my parents, enslaved worlds, and now they're after my friends. I'm done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start. (taken from goodreads.com)


Why I Need It: 

That last line of the synopsis really won me over, and I'll admit that I've wondered why so few YA authors draw on King Arthur legends for inspiration. This sounds like such a humorous, unique twist on a well-know story.