Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. The idea behind this meme is to highlight up and coming releases that we just can't wait to read.
Because I haven't done one in quite a while, I'm featuring not one, but 2 books that I'm really looking forward to.
First up is: Jackson Pearce's Sweetly.
I'm a huge fan of fairytale adaptations and having read her previous novel, Sisters Red (a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood), I was very happy to discover that she's taking on another classic fairy tale. Sweetly is not really a sequel to Sisters Red, but rather a companion novel to Sisters Red and is a modern adaptation of Hansel and Gretel.
Also, I adore the wicked and creepy cover. It's all sorts of pretty if you ask me. Here's a brief synopsis:
Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Publishing date: August 23, 2011 (Yes, I know, it's a hell of a long wait. *sulks*)
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 second pick is Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst.
There are 2 reasons I chose this book. Reason 1. Look at the fabulous, fabulous cover. I don't think I need to say much more do I?
Reason 2. I've read her previous book, Ice (another retelling of a fairytale) and while I did not like the way she executed the novel, I thought her writing was just beautiful.
And I'm never one for writing off an author just because I didn't like one of the author's novels.
That said, here's a very, very brief (there wasn't much info about this one that I could find) summary about the book.
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
Publishing date: September 13, 2011 (Yes, again, another long wait)
What happens when a vampire is stabbed through the heart by a were-unicorn? She suddenly develops a very inconvenient conscience. Oops.
And that's my picks for this week. What's on your WoW list this week? Let me know - I'm always curious about new reads.
P.S. Sorry that I haven't gotten around to doing any blog visits lately. Drowning in work deadlines, but will try to do some catch ups later today or tonight.