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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #88: WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand (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 for...

by Claire Legrand
Expected release date: September 30th, 2014
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Young Adult 
Format: Hardback, eBook


The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . 
but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted - by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Why I'm waiting on WINTERSPELL...

A new fairytale inspired by THE NUTCRACKER!!! 

Part fairytale, part historical fiction (?), non humans?!?!

Sounds like an amazing tale! Cannot wait to read this one!!!

What are you waiting for???


  1. Oh yes, I am dying for this one! A retelling of the Nutcracker---how has no one done it before? Brilliant idea.

  2. This was a pick of mine a few weeks back. I too found the retelling of the Nutcracker really intriguing.

    My pick this week is Urban Fantasy, about a girl who is also a phoenix: Fireborn by Keri Arthur

    Page @ Never Enough Shelf Space

  3. The Nutcracker?! Well, that should be interesting. It's going on my TBR list immediately. I've read retelling of classics before, but never one that retells a ballet. Sadly I've never seen the Nutcracker so I probably won't get the references but it sounds like the type of book that one can enjoy even without knowing the original.

    Here's what I'm waiting on

  4. I saw this around a lot over the past couple of months and everytime I see it I get all excited again! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. We did the Nutcracker for a ballet recital when I about 14 and I loved it. So, I am pretty excited that this is a retelling of it. :) Great choice.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  6. I thought that this was a really good sounding book. Plus I love the Nutcracker. Curious to see what she does with the retelling.

    Books of Love

  7. Ooh I love story retellings and the nutcracker has been told so many ways, but this is the first time i've see n it so creepy!

    Nemo @ Blame it on the book

  8. This sounds so good!


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