Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #62: RAGS & BONES: New Twists on Timeless Tales Edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt (YA)



"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 
This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)


What I'm waiting on... 

By numerous acclaimed authors
Edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
Expected release date: October 22nd, 2013
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult 
Format: Hardback, eBook

SUMMARY

The best writers of our generation retell the classics.

Literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them; ones that have become ingrained in modern culture; and ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and then reassemble them for a new generation of readers.

Today's most acclaimed authors use their own unique styles to rebuild these twelve timeless stories:

W. W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw" - Kelley Armstrong

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" - Holly Black

"Sleeping Beauty" - Neil Gaiman

The Brothers Grimm's "Rumpelstiltskin" - Kami Garcia

Kate Chopin's The Awakening - Melissa Marr

Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King" - Garth Nix

Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto - Margaret Stohl

William Seabrook's "The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban" - Gene Wolfe

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birth-Mark" - Rick Yancey

And six illustrations by Charles Vess


Why I'm waiting for RAGS & BONES...

... because it's ALL about FAIRY-TALES!!!

It's been a loooong time since I've read a good fairy-tale!
And I am so super excited to see what all of these authors have done with theirs :)


SO, what are you waiting for???

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