2014-09-17

Waiting on Wednesday {48}



Jill @ Breaking the Spine hosts this weekly meme where we can share a book that we are so excited for and are anxiously awaiting their upcoming release!


This week my WoW pick is...

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
Release Date ~ February 24, 2015


Goodreads Synopsis:
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.

Okay, first of all, even though I'm getting a little tired of book covers with girls in fancy dresses, I quite like this one! I think it fits the idea of a Sleeping Beauty story well, and it sounds like it will fit the story well.

For years now, I have loved reading fairy tale retellings and I haven't come across too many Sleeping Beauty ones yet. I'm always curious to see what kind of take an author has on an old story!

3 comments:

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

And another dress I want to steal....;) Hoping it has a good twist too, to make it stand out. :)

Here's mine

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Yes. This book sounds like it has fantastic potential. I too have really been into all the fairy tale retellings that have been coming out recently; definitely one of my favorite YA trends. :)

http://refractedlightreviews.com/?p=20896

Jennifer N said...

Ahh the cover is so beautiful (I'm a sucker for covers)! The story sounds intriguing too. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check this one out :D
Here's my WoW

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