Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: A Wicked Thing by Rhannon Thomas

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

This week, what's really got my pages in a twist is...

A Wicked Thing
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Hardcover, 352 pages, HarperTeen
Genres: Fairytale Retelling, Young Adult

Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.

One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.

Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.

As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.

My Thoughts

The Sleeping Beauty fairytale has never really been one of my favorites. Especially after I read a certain naughty, terrible book about it by Anne Rice, but for some strange reason I want this book. Okay, it’s not that strange, the cover’s gorgeous. The jacket alone is worth the $20 it’ll cost to buy the book.

What book are you waiting for this Wednesday?

1 comment:

  1. A Wicked Thing was actually an honorable mention for my TTT yesterday. And you are right, that cover is gorgeous!


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