Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
Princess of Thorns 
by Stacey Jay

hitting shelves December 9, 2014 from Delacorte Press

description:  Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?
My thoughts:  After Stacey Jay penned one of my favorite books of last year, Of Beasts and Beauty, I have full faith in her handling of fairy tales.  This sounds amazing, so many great elements with the fairy powers and the princess disguised as a boy fighting for her throne.  However, I honestly hope this gets a major cover redesign before it hits it's release day.  The storyline has so much potential for a truly amazing cover, and I just don't think this is it.  

20 comments :

  1. Sounds very interesting :D I hope you will love it. <3 glad you liked the previous book by the author; that is always good :) Great pick. <3

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  2. This book sounds pretty good. I keep finding new books I want to read. So great! =D

    my WOW!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  3. I've really wanted to read Juliet Immortal, and this one sounds great as well!
    Check out my WOW

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  4. I don't think I've actually read any of Stacey Jay yet :O! But this one definitely sounds amazing! I love girl in disguise story! Thanks for bring this to my attention! Great pick Becky!

    Here's my WOW at Book Munchies (:

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  5. I wasn't the biggest fan of Juliet Immortal, but I am definitely intrigued by this one. Game of Thrones meets Grimm? Yes, please!

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  6. Nice pick! I've heard good things about Jay, and am sure this is going to be a popular WoW selection. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. That is an pretty tragic cover for such a cool sounding story. I have her first book, but I haven't read it yet.
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  8. OMG this book just sounds to awesome not be excited about. I love how Stacey can re-work fairy tales so well and leaves me wanting for more each time XD

    -Great WoW pick Becky,
    much <3 lisseth [My WoW]

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  9. Great pick! I LOVE the look of this, I adore GoT and the Grimm tales, definitely want to read this. Thanks for sharing :) My WoW

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  10. I just saw this one on Tales of a Ravenous Reader! It's the first time I've seen it around the blogosphere and it sounds amazing! Awesome pick, Becky! Hope you're having a great week so far! :)

    xo, Becca
    My WoW

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  11. I haven't read anything by this author before. I haven't heard of this book before, but I hope you enjoy reading it!
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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  12. That first sentence in the description has me sold. This sounds like it will be outstanding, definitely my kind of book!

    Fabulous WoW choice!

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  13. Oh my gosh, I'm shamefaced but I've yet to read a single one of Stacey Jay's books--though I'm still dying to read Of Beast and Beauty! I love the sound of this! Great pick Becky!

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  14. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds great! And the cover is so pretty! Thanks for sharing! Adding it to my TBR pile NOW!

    Here's My WoW

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  15. Oohh Game of Thrones and Sleeping Beauty's daughter. Interesting! I have Of Beasts and Beauty and still need to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Oooh, this sounds like it's full of fighting and stuff! Awesome WoW pick!

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  17. I just LOVE the sounds of this one! I need to double check that it is on my TBR!

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