Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I’m Waiting on Wednesday for A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas (HarperTeen):
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.
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
Um, this one pretty much had me at “reimagining of Sleeping Beauty” seeing as I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings! I love that the summary hints at something dark and dangerous, which is reminiscent of the original fairy tales of old. I can’t wait to see how she’s taken the classic tale and (hopefully) twisted it a bit to make it nicely original.
Release Date: February 24, 2015
What are you waiting on this week? Please link me!