Apr 10, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine
A startling, fiercely feminist re-imagining of Cinderella from the bestselling, award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly.

Isabelle should be blissfully happy – she’s about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn’t the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince’s heart. She’s the ugly stepsister who’s cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella’s shoe ... which is now filling with blood.

When the prince discovers Isabelle’s deception, she is turned away in shame. It’s no more than she deserves: she is a plain girl in a world that values beauty; a feisty girl in a world that wants her to be pliant.

Isabelle has tried to fit in. To live up to her mother’s expectations. To be like her stepsister. To be sweet. To be pretty. One by one, she has cut away pieces of herself in order to survive a world that doesn’t appreciate a girl like her. And that has made her mean, jealous, and hollow.

Until she gets a chance to alter her destiny and prove what ugly stepsisters have always known: it takes more than heartache to break a girl.

Evoking the darker, older versions of the Cinderella story, bestselling author Jennifer Donnelly shows us that ugly is in the eye of the beholder, and uses her trademark wit and wisdom to send an overlooked character on a journey toward empowerment, redemption, and a new definition of beauty.
I love me a good fairy tale story and getting the villain's point of view should prove to be interesting! I know I read Gregory Maguire's stepsister book a long time ago and enjoyed it, so this one should prove to be very entertaining!!
TITLE: Stepsister
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
GENRE: Fairy Tale Retelling
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2019

'Tis the season in the apocalypse! The Scooby gang finds a moment to recover after narrowly escaping a harrowing battle, but when they wake up on Christmas morning, they find two members of their gang are no longer with them!

You've never seen the Mystery Inc. gang like this before, as Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo seek answers in a world of monsters!

With tensions having reached their breaking point, the gang is forced to face the consequences of their actions and try to once again find a glimmer of hope in this monstrous apocalypse. And in our backup story, Secret Squirrel's mission to save the world continues as he meets his enemy face to face!

From legendary author Keith Giffen comes the next chapter in this epic tale! Collects issues #26-31.
Awhile back I decided it would be more frugal to buy my comic book series in its compilation form. It would save me more money and take up less room! So I've been agonizingly waiting for the volumes to catch up on the last comic I bought...which I still need to read. So hopefully soon!
AUTHOR: Keith Giffen
GENRE: Comic Books
RELEASE DATE: May 28, 2019 


  1. I have an ARC of Stepsister and it sounds amazing! I can't wait to get to it. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. This is going on my list! I enjoy Cinderella retellings!

  3. Love the illustrations for that Scooby comic! And Stepsister looks good too---I'm a sucker for a good retelling.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. Stepsister!!! I'm going to have to grab that when it comes out :)

  5. Oh I totally love the sound of a fiercely feminist re-imagining of Cinderella! It's almost an oxymoron! Fab cover too!

  6. I just saw the Stepsister book recently. I am so loving the cover of it and I love retellings. I'm adding this to my TBR so I don't forget about it.

  7. Yes we need the stepsisters' POV's! And ooh I am loving Scooby Apocalypse right now!!

  8. This sounds so good! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR.

  9. I also like retellings and books from the "villain's" perspective are usually pretty good.

  10. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy it!

  11. I don't know the second one, but Stepsister has been on my radar for a while and I'm looking forward to it too!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  12. I tried to grab Step Sister at ALA Midwinter but the pub ran out. It sounds great!

    (Amber @ Du Livre)


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