Wishlist Wednesday [#4]

It’s time to go exploring through my lists of What To Buy Next! Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.

 This week I’m wishing on . . .

Queen in Exile by Donna Hatch


Rumours of War hang over Princess Jeniah’s peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare. 

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Author: Donna Hatch
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press
Pages: 373 {paperback}

Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telepathic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.

Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people, storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from tyranny.

On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as queen af Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyranny.


I would love to buy this book at some point in my life, but this has literally been on my wishlist forever and a day. Recently that’s been because it’s out of stock on The Book Depository, non-existent in Dymocks and Boffins or on Wordery, and frustratingly available on Amazon (if only I lived in America/England). So for now it is a patient wait for me as I tap my fingers together in anticipation of it coming back in stock somewhere.

It has magic and monarchies and chaos so it’s bound to be fast paced and wondrous. I think this sounds so much like my cup of tea and that I’ll really enjoy reading it. I can’t wait for the day when I can finally pick it up.


 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

9 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday [#4]

    1. It does (well, nine times out of ten) but the cost of the shipping is ridiculous. Like sometimes it’s alright – if I wanted to buy Throne of Glass in paperback for example, the shipping is about $15 AUD but sometimes for other books it can be as high as $30. The book is always cheaper than the shipping and I hate paying more for shipping than the product :/ Especially when The Book Depository ships for free!!

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      1. Ugh I see your predicament. I would have a hard time paying more for the shipping than the actual book. I’ve never considered this issue… Since I’m in the US I guess I’ve been spoiled to be able to have access to all these books without all the added costs. That really stinks 👎🏻

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