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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #102: MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly (MG)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 

This is where 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 MarcyKate Connolly
Expected release date: February 10th, 2015
Published by: HarperCollins Children's Books
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Format: Hardback, eBook


The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.

Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.

Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre. 

And what he knows will change Kym’s life. 

Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by Marcy Kate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.

Why I'm waiting for MONSTROUS...

Grimm??? Frankenstein???
LOVE the cover!!!
Her WINGS??? Bolts in her neck??? Spiky TAIL??? 

Yes to all!!!

I will never say no to another fairytale telling :) 

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. Hmm "a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening" Sounds like there's going to be romance but doubt much for middle grade fiction :p

    My WoW: http://agirlsreadingfairyland.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/waiting-on-wednesday-1-devil-you-know.html

  2. This book sounds awesome, I can't wait to read it. Great pick, and thanks for sharing! :)
    Here's my WoW

  3. Oh, I'm so excited for this book, too! It sounds so good (also, the cover is gorgeous, but that doesn't have to do with anything).
    My WWW

  4. So very excited for this one, love retelllings and that cover is just perfect!

  5. This sounds interesting. Maybe when my tbr won’t be so huge I’ll check this out.
    My wow: http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/2014/09/waiting-on-wednesday-talon-talon-1-by.html

  6. This looks delightful! I hope you'll enjoy, Margie. :)

  7. Oooh Great Pick! I haven't heard of this one yet. I love finding new books on people's posts. it looks really cute

    My WoW pick

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  8. What a cute cover! Sounds like a good fairytale, too!
    Here's my Wow!


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