Waiting on Wednesday (38)

WaitingonWednesday Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am waiting on:

Of Beast and Beauty Cover Of Beast and Beauty
Stacey Jay 

Release 7-23-13

 In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret…

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

Why I am Waiting:

This sounds like an interesting new take on the Beauty and the Beast tale.  I have only read one beauty and the beast retelling and was sadly disappointed in it, so I think this one could be one I would be more pleased with.  What are you guys waiting on this week?

Vyki Signature Trans 2

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8 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (38)

  1. This is my Waiting On Wednesday book, too!

  2. I’m definitely interested in checking out more retellings after reading things like Cinder and Scarlet. This one sounds really intriguing! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a lovely week! 🙂

  3. I’m definitely excited for this one, too. I love re-tellings and this one sounds awesome. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books’ WoW

  4. Gypsi

    Have you read either of Robin McKinley’s retellings? She is wonderful and both of hers are fantastic!

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