Jul 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

I hate waiting...
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.

When 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.

More fairy tale-esque stories?! YES please!!! I guess since they say "retelling" in the description it's a retelling mashup of sorts! All I know is I NEEDZ IT!!!!

TITLE: Ash & Bramble
AUTHOR: Sarah Prineas
PUBLISHER: Harper Teen
GENRE: Fantasy YA

RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2015

In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.

His brother, Oliver—dead.

His sweetheart, Mary—gone.

His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.

Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.

But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.

Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…

A Frankenstein retelling/reimagining of sorts?! Yes! I still need to read the original Frankenstein at some point but this one sounds so awesome too!! Cannot wait!!

TITLE: This Monstrous Thing
AUTHOR: Mackenzi Lee
PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books
GENRE: Historcial/Fantasy--how to generize this one?!
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2015



  1. oh Fairytale retelling are always the best!! I just love them. Hope you enjoy Ash and Bramble.

  2. monstrous thing is new to me but great pick. Hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  3. Lovely picks today!!! I really want to read these too. I hope you enjoy reading both.
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  4. Both are new to me this week! But they look wonderful, I hope you'll enjoy them :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. Ash and Bramble looks really good! I LOVE retellings so much and there seem to be so many great ones this year! I guess this is another to add to the list...

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  6. I actually just read Ash and Bramble! It was interesting..I'm not sure how I felt about it but the fairytale element was definitely there!

  7. These are both new to me. Hope you enjoy reading them when you get a chance.

  8. I can't believe I forgot about Ash & Bramble! I looove Cinderella retellings! (and I already have this on my TBR list) I haven't heard of This Monstrous Thing, but Frankenstein is one of my favorites from that time. This one looks really good. Great picks!

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  9. I will definitely be reading Ash and Bramble!! :) I love the cover and the synopsis. I've read quite a few retellings, but this one is sounds even more interesting :)

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  10. So I've never been into fairytale retellings but these do look good.


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