"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:
Of Beauty and Beast by Stacey Jay
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads):
In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...
In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.
Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.
As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.
I've never read anything by Stacey Jay (I know she has many books out), but I love retellings! I love Beauty and the Beast! And Delacorte Books, as a whole, always has books that impress me. I can't wait to read this one!
Oooh, I love retellings of beauty and the beast too! Good WoW pick!ReplyDelete
Emily @ Counting in Bookcases
Seeing so many cover changes on this one! Sounds intriguing! Might have to look into this one!ReplyDelete
Here's my WoW
Have a GREAT day!
Old Follower :)
I love the new cover. I hope you do get to read it eventually!Delete
I have this one in my TBR list too, this is a different cover though... Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
It's an updated cover. My pleasure, Liza!Delete
I love me a great retelling! This looks awesome, and I was not aware of it until now, so thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Check out MINE!
I know, right! It does. I hope you get to read it sometime!Delete
I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds good. Hope you get to read it soon!ReplyDelete
Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog
I haven't heard of this title or author, but the story line sounds intriguing and I love fairytale retellings. Good pick!ReplyDelete
Here’s My WoW!
Author, PODs available June 4th
Milayna available March 11, 2014
The Infected, a PODs novel available November 2014
Visit me and learn how to win a signed copy of PODs!
It does. Thanks!Delete
You're the second one I see featuring this today, and I love it. I still haven't read Jay's Juliett Immortal which is sitting on my shelf very patiently, but this did go right onto my list anyway. =) My WoWReplyDelete
I haven't read that series either! :DDelete
I haven't heard of this book, but it sounds really interesting. And the cover is soo pretty! Love it. Great pick!ReplyDelete
My WoW: http://mycrazybookobsession.blogspot.se/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-25.html
I love the cover, too! :)Delete
I just learned of this today. It does look really good. I love fairytale re-tellings and that cover is so pretty!ReplyDelete
Here's my WoW
YAY! I hope you get the chance to read it soon!Delete
Great pick Alyssa! I'm going to have to add this to the TBR!ReplyDelete
Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros
When asked which Disney classic is my fav Beauty and the Beast always win out so this is a natural for my wishlistReplyDelete
Woot woot! That's awesome. Glad to hear it!Delete
This was my favorite tale as a kid, I'm eager to see the retelling!ReplyDelete
Me too! ^_^Delete
I love retellings too and this one looks great! I've never read anything by Stacey Jay either but after reading this post, I will have to check out her books. I like the trend of fairy tale retellings that seems to be happening now (Cinder and Rapunzel Untangled to name a few) and can't wait for more!ReplyDelete
I've never read anything by her either, but I definitely want to heck out this one. I hope you and I both enjoy this book!Delete