Colsten Can’t Wait: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Welcome to another Colsten Can’t Wait! This week, we’re both looking forward to Damsel!


The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way things have always been. When Ama wakes in the arms of Prince Emory, however, she knows none of this. She has no memory of what came before she was captured by the dragon, or what horrors she has faced in its lair. She knows only this handsome prince, the story he tells of her rescue, and her destiny to sit on the throne beside him. Ama comes with Emory back to the kingdom of Harding, hailed as the new princess, welcomed to the court. However, as soon as her first night falls, she begins to realize that not all is as it seems, that there is more to the legends of the dragons and the damsels than anyone knows–and that the greatest threats to her life may not be behind her, but here, in front of her.

Damsel is a fairytale retelling. It starts off as the basic “damsel in distress” story line, but then story darkens and new threats arise for the main character, Ama! I’ve heard that this is a very dark book, that handles some very heavy topics. I’m still very excited for this book out and I can’t wait to see how everything unfolds! It sounds like this is going to be such a dark and twisty book, with a completely new look on fairytale.


Damsel comes out October 2nd, 2018.

You can add it in Goodreads and pre-order in the meantime!

Thank you for reading!

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