Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#67): Stray by Elissa Sussman


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Stray by Elissa Sussman
Book One of an untitled series
Publisher: Greenwillow
Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Epic and provocative, STRAY is an original fairy tale in which magic is a curse that only women bear and society is dictated by a strict religious doctrine called The Path.

Princess Aislynn knows all about the curse. Its magic is a part of her, like her awkward nose and thin fingers. It’s also something she can’t control. And girls who can’t control their abilities have a tendency to disappear. So for her own protection, Aislynn is sworn into the Order of Fairy Godmothers where she must spend the rest of her life chaste and devoted to serving another royal family.

Tasked with tending to the sweet, but sheltered Princess Linnea, Aislynn also finds a reluctant friend in the palace gardener, Thackery, who makes no secret of his disdain for her former life. The more time they spend together, though, the more she begins to doubt the rules she has observed so obediently. As Aislynn’s feelings threaten to undo the sacred vows she has taken, she risks not only her own life but Linnea’s as well. With the princess engaged to a devoted follower of The Path, there are some who would do anything to keep Aislynn from straying.



Original fairy tale? Fantasy? Sign me up!

54 comments:

  1. I love Fairy Tales! and the cover looks great, Thank you Jodie @ Aussie Bookworm

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  2. Howdy I am a new follower . I haven't seen this book before. Quite an arty cover.

    I shall look into this one some more :D

    Mich

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  3. Love the cover and need the book! =)

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  4. I like this cover :D Sounds pretty awesome as well. Hope you'll love it sweetie <3

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  5. Ooh fairytale! And a fairytales that deals with gender issues! Definitely adding this one. Thanks!

    My post: http://roseshadowink.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/grabby-paws-plus-one-by-elizabeth-fama/

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  6. Nice concept. I wonder if Thackery hates her former life because he has magic.

    My WoW

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  7. Hmmm, a lot of fairy tales today. :) My poor tbr list is getting too fat. :D
    Great pick and thank you for sharing.

    Glass @ Ja čitam, a ti?

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    1. Because fairy tales are awesomeeeeeee! And dude, the bottomless TBR pile. It never ends!

      You're welcome!

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  8. OOoh that looks intriguing! I looooove a good fairy tale!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


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  9. Oh, I've seen this one around a few times and I love the sound of it. Nice choice!!
    Here is my WoW

    Have a great week. :)

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    1. I hope you read it, if you're interested!

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  10. THIS sounds like the perfect book for me!!! An actual new and original fairytale?! No way! And that blue dress! And is that a teeny tiny crown on her head? I am hooked. THANK YOU for sharing!!!

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    1. Oooo, Jenna, that's so great to hear! I'm glad that you are interested in this book. And I love your attention to detail! I'm the same way :D You're welcome!!

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  11. Never heard of this. Sounds good. I love fairytales for sure! My WOW

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  12. I just came across this on Goodreads yesterday. It sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

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    1. What timing! I'm happy to hear that. Thank you!

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  13. Oooooh, I hadn't heard about this one before but the synopsis has totally sold me on it! Must add to GR TBR list now!
    Thanks for sharing it, Alyssa!

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    1. YES! You are joining the dark side >:D But in all seriousness, I hope you love it, Pili!

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  14. I saw this for the very first time yesterday and I admit to being intrigued. Of course I love Fairy Tales as well so that helps. Great pick!
    My WoW

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    1. That's good to hear! And fairy tales are amazing, right?!

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  15. I think I already have this on my TBR, it sounds awesome! Great choice Alyssa! I love the beautiful cover as well:-) Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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    1. Woohoo! The over is beautiful - I wouldn't mind having a copy on my shelf! You're welcome, Tammy :)

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  16. I heard the author worked on the movie Tangled which is one of my favorite movies. So hell yes, I want to read this!

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    1. Ooo, I had no idea about that! And I have yet to see Tangled... don't hate me D: I hope you read and love this one, Nereyda!

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  17. Hmm, original fairytale, you don't see those much anymore.... I need to keep this in my mind :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. EXACTLY! Which is like, 90% why I'm excited to read this book. You're welcome!

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  18. Wow, what an interesting premise! I definitely have never read anything like this before! Great pick!!

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  19. I haven´t heard of this book before but like fantasy and the story sounds okay, so I´m going to check it out.
    Thanks for visiting My WOW

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    1. Fantasy and fairy tales YAYAYAY, right?! I hope you do!

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  20. YES! I want this too! This sounds absolutely fantastic. I have so much love for fairytales and YA fantasy. This is going to be amazing.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Great! I hope you read and love it, Nick. You're welcome!

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  21. I love it! The synopsis totally drew me in. I haven't read an original fairy tale in a while, so I will be adding it to my TBR list. :)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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    1. Awesome! I hope you read it, Jackie. Thanks for visiting!

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  22. I've seen this one around but never bothered to read the synopsis however now that I have I can't wait to read it. A princess waiting on another. So interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    -Mari

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    1. Ooo, well, now you have! Doesn't it sound great?! You're welcome!

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  23. I LOVE the name Aislynn! How PRETTY! This one does sound really awesome! Great pick girl!

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  24. Sounds good, hope you get to read it soon.

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  25. TCHEAHHHHH, this sounds pretty darn awesome. I like when the main character is becoming disillusioned with her society, always fun! :D It's always those swoony gardeners, eh? Great pick Alyssa!!!

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    1. Mmm, yes. Definitely a social critique there, eh? And the GARDENERS. Those arms, callused hands... you know it ;D Thank you!

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  26. From the cover, it looks like a contemporary! I am actually pretty exciting about the plot and WA HEYHEYYYY Thackery! A gardener! Well, that's new ^_^ You are always able to find books that I've never seen or heard of before and make me want to read it AH.

    A really awesome pick,
    Sam @ Falling Books

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    1. The gardener, OMG, the gardener! I cannot wait to read all about him... I mean, the book, of course ;D Thank you!

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  27. This definitely does sound different to a lot of the fantasy books I've seen out there. Thank you so much for putting this book on my radar Alyssa!

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    1. I AGREE! I hope you read/love it, Jasprit!

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