Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (17) - Valiant by Sarah McGuire

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Valiant by Sarah McGuire
Publisher:  Egmont USA
Publication Date: April 28th 2015

Goodreads summary:
A debut fairy tale retelling featuring a strong female character and a daring quest just right for fans of Shannon Hale, Jessica Day George, and Gail Carson Levine.

Saville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves- he's always prized them more than he's ever loved her. Yet when he's struck ill, she'll do anything to survive, even donning boys' clothes and begging a commission to sew for the king.

Piecing together a fine coat is far simpler than unknotting court gossip about an army of giants led by a man who cannot be defeated. And they're marching toward Reggen to seize the throne. But Saville knows giants are just stories, and no man is immortal.

Then she meets them, two scouts as tall as trees. She tricks them into leaving, but tales of the daring tailor's triumph quickly spin into impossible feats of giant-slaying. And mere stories won't deter the Duke and his larger-than-life army.

Now only a courageous and clever tailor girl can see beyond the rumors to save the kingdom again.

Valiant richly reimagines "The Brave Little Tailor," transforming it into a story of understanding, identity, and fighting to protect those you love most.

Why Valiant?
I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book for review so I'm currently in the process of reading it and it is great! It reminds me of some of my favorite books as a kid, like Ella Enchanted, so it isn't exaggerating when it says it's perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine! While I have read a bunch of YA fairy tale retellings, this one is unique and has more of a middle grade style to it with YA elements. I can't wait to see what everyone thinks.


  1. Great choice! This one does sound really good. It's actually available on Netgalley if you want to request it!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I hope you like it!
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