Waiting on Wednesday 258

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose: 

"The Accidental Highwayman"
by Ben Tripp
Tor Teen
Release Date:  Oct 14, 2014

The Accidental Highwayman is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben Tripp. This thrilling tale of dark magic and true love is the perfect story for fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.

In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales.

Bound by magical law, Kit takes up his master’s quest to rescue a rebellious fairy princess from an arranged marriage to King George III of England. But his task is not an easy one, for Kit must contend with the feisty Princess Morgana, goblin attacks, and a magical map that portends his destiny: as a hanged man upon the gallows….

Fans of classic fairy-tale fantasies such as Stardust by Neil Gaiman and will find much to love in this irresistible YA debut by Ben Tripp, the son of one of America’s most beloved illustrators, Wallace Tripp (Amelia Bedelia). Following in his father’s footsteps, Ben has woven illustrations throughout the story.
This sounds so fun! I can't wait!

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!
    Ariel @ Bookish Confessions

  2. I just recently heard about this one and it looks so good! And I absolutely love The Princess Bride ("My name is Inigo Montoya..."), so I must read this one at some point. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I liked Stardust and The Princess Bride and this does look like a fun adventure story. Good pick!

  4. This definitely sounds like a fun one. I hope you get to pick it up soon!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

  5. Yes, I can't wait for this one either! The comparison to Princess Bride and Stardust drew me right in!!

  6. First time I am seeing this one :)

  7. Ooh I missed out on getting this one at BEA but I wanted it! lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth


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