"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 for...
by Rhiannon Thomas
Expected release date: February 24th, 2015
Published by: HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, eBook
Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.
Why I'm waiting on A WICKED THING...
This! This is what real fairytales are all about!
Let's face it. In reality, there are no happy endings.
I've often wonder how these princesses always fall in love with these strangers just because he broke the spell with a kiss - how is that true love?
Often, fairytales are about mythical creatures or exaggerated unlikely stories, but, they almost always have a moral lesson. And A Wicked Thing sounds like it is going to finally give us an honest "ending" to Aurora's awakening.
Cannot wait to get my hands on it!!!
SO, what are you dying to get your hands on?!?!?!