Waiting On Wednesday #17 The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we are eager to read.

When I saw this book a few weeks ago, I almost wet myself. Seriously, like I need a diaper because I am freaking out. A reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet!!!This book promises good things, and I need it like air. And how can you not love that freaking cover?!!! Without further ado………..

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Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas

20652088Publication September 15th 2015 by HarperTeen

Young-Adult, Retelling, Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Romance

eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating 3.5 stars

b009a-dad13-add-to-goodreads-button3When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.

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Blog Tour: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

 

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating

accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: an ocean

too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

When Christian needs a first mate for the Cove’s high-stakes Pirate Regatta, Elyse reluctantly stows her fear of the sea and climbs aboard. The ocean isn’t the only thing making waves, though—swept up in Christian’s seductive tide and entranced by the Cove’s charms, Elyse begins to wonder if a life of
solitude isn’t what she needs. But changing course again means facing her past. It means finding her inner voice. And scariest of all, it means opening her heart to a boy who’s best known for breaking them…

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Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

15839984Released January 28th 2014 by Balzer + Bray

Young-Adult, Mythology, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast, Paranormal, Fantasy, Retelling

My Rating 4 Stars Purchased Kindle book

GOODREADS | AMAZON | B & N

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
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Review: A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

22535481Release Date: February 24th 2015

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genres: Young-Adult/ Fantasy/ Fairy Tale/ Retelling

Format: Hardcover

Source: Trade

My Rating: 3 Stars

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

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Review: Strands of Bronze & Gold by Jane Nickerson

13721341Release Date: March 12th 2013

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genres: Young-Adult/ Fairy Tale/ Retelling/ Historical/ Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Source: Trade

My Rating: 4 Stars

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.

Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.

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