Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #57

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly post put on by Dani at the Pen to Paper blog. Where you post a book you really really want to read or one that has been on your wishlist! If you've seen my to-read list on Goodreads then you know there are plenty that I could use. So I decided to use this feature every Wednesday.




Title: Of Beast and Beauty
Author: Stacey Jay
Series Number: 1
Release Date: July 23, 2013

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
I love re-telling of classic stories. I have read some that have been amazing. I am looking forward to this one. mostly because I am curious and it has received good reviews. I'm curious what kind of spin they are putting on this classic and I like the cover. Have any of you read it yet?

11 comments:

  1. That is a pretty cover. I had never heard of it. Hope you get to read the book soon.

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  2. Ooo a Beauty and the Beast retelling. Sounds like a good book!

    Here's my WW!

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  3. I'm always interested in new versions of Beauty & the Beast! I hope you enjoy!

    Lisa

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  4. Love the cover! Looks like a good read!
    I hope you get it fast and enjoy it!
    Thanks for coming over!

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  5. I've been eyeing this one, but don't know if I want to read it yet :) Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WW!

    Janina

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  6. I just saw this book somewhere else. I will definitely look into it. New follower!

    Laura
    http://thebooknerd2013.blogspot.com/2013/07/wishlist-wednesday.html

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  7. Oooh, this looks really, really cool. Good pick!

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  8. I also had this book on one of my previous WW. I will read anything Beauty & Beast related eheh xD

    Great pick though. Hope you'll get it soon ^_^

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ^_^

    XX Ner

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  9. I keep hearing about this one, and like you, I do like retelling of fairy tales. Thanks for stopping by my WW.

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  10. I've seen this one around the blogosphere, it looks quite intriguing - great pick :)
    Here's mine: http://danielleheartsbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/wishlist-wednesday-11.html

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  11. I have this on my wishlist too! It sounds great.
    Thank you for stopping by c:

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