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Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Sweetly

A Sisters Red companion novel

by Jackson Pearce

Release date: August 23, 2011

From www.jackson-pearce.com: “Twelve years ago, Gretchen, her twin sister, and her brother went looking for a witch in the forest. They found something. Maybe it was a witch, maybe a monster, they aren’t sure—they were running too fast to tell. Either way, Gretchen’s twin sister was never seen again.

Years later, after being thrown out of their house, Gretchen and Ansel find themselves in Live Oak, South Carolina, a place on the verge of becoming a ghost town. They move in with Sophia Kelly, a young and beautiful chocolatier owner who opens not only her home, but her heart to Gretchen and Ansel.

Yet the witch isn’t gone—it’s here, lurking in the forests of Live Oak, preying on Live Oak girls every year after Sophia Kelly’s infamous chocolate festival. But Gretchen is determined to stop running from witches in the forest, and start fighting back. Alongside Samuel Reynolds, a boy as quick with a gun as he is a sarcastic remark, Gretchen digs deeper into the mystery of not only what the witch is, but how it chooses its victims. Yet the further she investigates, the more she finds herself wondering who the real monster is, and if love can be as deadly as it is beautiful.”

My thoughts: This sounds like a really cool retelling of Hansel and Gretel. I loved Jackson’s Pearce’s take on the Red Riding Hood story in Sisters Red—it was one of my top YA reads of 2010. I hope Sweetly will be just as good. Most of the early reviews I’ve read have been very positive, so hopefully I won’t be disappointed. I think I may want to find myself a copy of original Grimm’s Fairy Tales before delving into this one. The version of the Hansel and Gretel story I remember is rather tame.

Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Corsets & Clockwork

A YA Steampunk Romance anthology edited by Teresa Telep.

Release date: May 10, 2011

From SciFiGuy.ca: “A stunning anthology of the very best of steampunk that’s taking teen fiction by storm. Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.”

Steampunk is all the rage in YA these days. Lots of awesome authors involved in this one, including Canada’s Lesley Livingston (author of Wondrous Strange). Gorgeous cover, too!

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Tempestuous  

by Lesley Livingston

Release date: December 21, 2010

Publisher’s blurb: “In the days after Darklight, the Avalon Theatre has burned to the ground. The shadowy figure poisoning King Auberon is still at large. And Kelley and Sonny are torn asunder—because of the lie Kelley told that changed everything.

Now Kelley tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, while Sonny takes refuge with a band of Lost Fae in an abandoned reservoir beneath Central Park. But those who would steal the Green Magick are not finished yet. A final showdown is coming, one that will put Sonny and Kelley’s love for each other to the ultimate test—if they survive that long.

A vivid cast of characters returns—among them, Summer Fae Tyff, trickster Bob, Mabh and Titania, and the dangerously alluring Fennrys Wolf.”

I am eagerly awaiting Tempestuous, the third and final book in the Wondrous Strange series by Canada’s Lesley Livingston. Book 2, Darklight, left me on the edge of my seat. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!