Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that focuses on the yet-to-be released books we're waiting for. It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm talking about a Japanese historical tale!

Title: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale
Author: David Kudler
Genre: YA Historical-Fantasy
Publication Date: June 15, 2016
Add to Goodreads

Goodreads summary

Amber the Blonde Writer - Waiting on Wednesday: Risuko by David Kudler

Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan -- or may destroy it. She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seems. 

Magical but historical, Risuko follows her along the first dangerous steps to discovering who she truly is.

Kano Murasaki, called Risuko (Squirrel) is a young, fatherless girl, more comfortable climbing trees than down on the ground. Yet she finds herself enmeshed in a game where the board is the whole nation of Japan, where the pieces are armies, moved by scheming lords, and a single girl couldn't possibly have the power to change the outcome. Or could she?

Why I'm Waiting

I'm not sure if this is taking on a samurai tale or not, but anything related to Asian history has me hooked. Japan has so much history and I can't wait to see how this author handles it!

What books are you waiting on?

Other posts you may like:


  1. This sounds like a fabulous read! Isn't that cover a beautiful bonus?

    1. It's stunning!! I would want it for that artwork alone!