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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #107: A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas (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 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?!?!?!


  1. Haven't heard of this one. I hope you enjoy it. My WOW

  2. The cover for this book is beyond gorgeous! I have a copy for review and I can't wait until I get around to it!

    My WoW!

  3. Exactly, I'm glad it doesn't sound happy ever after-ish. Sounds so good, and such a pretty cover. ;)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. I am definitely looking forward to this book! This is the reality of fairy tales. Great choice!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  5. This sounds like a really good retelling. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thanks for always going out of your way to stop by My WoW posts. I appreciate it.

  6. This one sounds like a good fairy tale retelling. Awesome sounding book.

    Grace @ Books of Love


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