Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight a future release that you’re excited about. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.

There are so many awesome books coming out this month, but the one I am most eagerly anticipating right now is:

The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson

New York Times-bestselling author Rae Carson makes a triumphant return to the world of her award-winning Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy in this extraordinary stand-alone novel.

With action, adventure, and a heroine set on destroying the patriarchal limits meant to keep her in her place, The Empire of Dreams once again proves that Rae Carson is a master of epic fantasy.


Even though Red Sparkle Stone is a foundling orphan with an odd name and a veiled past, she’s about to be adopted into the royal family—by Empress Elisa herself. Sixteen-year-old Red can hardly believe her luck. Then, in a stunning political masterstroke, the empress’s greatest rival blocks the adoption, and Red is left with no family and no future.

Grieving and lost, but determined to find her place, Red hatches a daring plan: she will prove herself as a recruit for the world’s most elite fighting force, the legendary Royal Guard—something no woman has done before. But it’s no coincidence that someone wanted her to fail as a princess, someone whose shadowy agenda puts everything she loves at risk. As danger closes in, it will be up to Red and her new friends—and maybe some new enemies—to save the empire. If they can survive recruitment year. (Goodreads)

Release Date: April 7

I loved Fire and Thorns series and can’t wait to dive into Rae Carson’s new story!

Have you read her series? What do you think about the upcoming book? Comment below! 🙂

10 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson

  1. I read the first book, but then waited too long to pick up the second book. So, now I need to reread the first book. Hope you enjoy her new one!!

  2. I haven’t read anything by this author, but I have her The Girl of Fire and Thorns on my wish list. The Empire of Dreams sounds like it will be really good! I hope you love it when you read it. Stay safe and well.

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