Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#38)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming books we can't wait to read.

My WoW for this week is:

Of Beast and Beauty
by Stacey Jay

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My thoughts:
This one sounds really interesting.  A new twist on the Beauty and the Beast tale. Loving the cover as well.

Expected Release Date: July 23rd 2013

What book are you waiting for?



  1. I love new tellings of classics... great pick this week!

    My Waiting on Wednesday Pick

  2. I have this on my TBR list! I adore fairytale retellings! I also love the cover. Can't wait for this to come out.

    Check out my WoW

    Happy reading!

  3. Like the other two, I love retellings, and am definitely looking forwards to this one. Have you read Juliet Immortal? That was really good too... Thanks for sharing :)

    1. No I haven't read that yet. It sounds interesting though :)

      ~ Y

  4. This one sounds great! I put it on my TBR list, I hadn't heard of it before...till this post! Fairytale stories that are modernized/revamped are so intriguing. Thanks for sharing this one! LOVE the cover!


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