Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

For those of you who don't know "Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to let others know which book you are anticipating and can't wait til it comes out to read it.
Of Beast and Beauty
Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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.
Why I am Waiting:
If you read the synopsis, then you know why I am waiting. A blind princess raised to be a human sacrifice. Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people. A book based on Beauty and the Beast mixed with fantasy and intrigue, sign me up. And the cover looks awesome with that rose and blood coming from her hand. I really can not wait for July to read this book. It sounds like an amazing read. =] 

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  1. This one seems so different than a lot of stuff out there right now. Can't wait to get it!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  2. This one sounds interesting. I might want to keep an eye out for it. Great pick! :D

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  3. Oooh, I already have this on my TBR Pile. Fairytale retellings are the best! Great pick!:D

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  4. That one does sound pretty intriguing! Love Beauty and the Beast!

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  5. I can'ttt wait for this! A fantasy retelling?! It really does seem like something that I'll love and soooo original :)

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  6. Fairytales and retellings (L) Keep them coming! I can't wait for this one :)

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  7. I love fairytale retellings and this one sounds expecially good. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This one looks SO AWESOME! I cannot wait for it :)


  9. My goodness that sounds like a good book. Great pick and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  10. Wow! I didn't know that Stacy Jay was starting a new series (unless this is a stand-alone?) I'll definitely have to keep my eyes open for it.

  11. I love retellings and this looks perfect! I can't waitt!

  12. Stacey's doing another one! I read (well, listened to) Juliet Immortal and liked it. Great to see she's doing another one of my favourite classics!

  13. I haven't seen this one before but I like it! I'll add it on my to-read list and I'd love to read it when it comes out. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
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