Tuesday, June 24, 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.
 
Monstrous
by MarcyKate Connolly
 
hitting shelves February 10th, 2015 from HarperCollins

description:
The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.

Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.

Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre.

And what he knows will change Kym’s life.

Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.
 
My thoughts:  This looks fantastic and I've been having so much fun with original fairy tales lately. Plus, this cover artwork is so amazing. I love it!

15 comments :

  1. Frannie PanglossaJune 25, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    It seems really interesting! Is it a middle grade book?

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  2. I'm not quite sure actually! LOL Goodreads has it tagged as both YA and MG, the author's website doesn't specify, and there is nothing in the description that states how old the main character is. But the cover definitely has a MG vibe!

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  3. Frannie PanglossaJune 25, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Yeah, I thought so! I have never read actually a middle grade book but the cover and the plot really make me want to read it, so I guess I'll start reading middle grade books :P

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  4. I don't typically read MG novels, but this has such a pretty cover and I'm definitely intrigued by the sound of the summary.
    Lovely pick! :)

    Nick - My WoW

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  5. I just saw this a little while ago :D And I'm SO EXCITED too. <3 It sounds AWESOME. And the cover is gorgeous :) I hope you will it. <3

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  6. Liz @ Planet PrintJune 25, 2014 at 8:02 AM

    That cover is awesome! I love the artwork. More books should have artwork in my opinion. I haven't read many original fairy tales either (mostly retellings usually), so this definitely sounds like an interesting read for me! Great pick.

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  7. Wow, this sounds simply awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    www.theyaclub.com

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  8. Great pick! This is the first that I've heard of this one. I haven't read many middle grade books but this one sounds pretty good.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  9. I love the sound of this and It's my first time seeing it so thanks! I love checking out fairytale re-imaginings and Kymera, sounds like a great/unique heroine with her" wings,
    the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—!"

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  10. This sounds amazing!! And I love that cover--especially how the tail of the S snakes through (hah, SNAKES through) the 'ou'. o.o

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  11. What an adorable cover. I almost want to hug her.

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  12. Oh, this looks so fun. I don't read a lot of MG, but this looks adorable. I LOVE that cover, too. Great pick!

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  13. Ooh, I love everything about this-- the cover art, the synopsis-- it sounds SO GOOD. Nice WoW pick!

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  14. Ooh, wow, I haven't heard of this! It sounds amazing, and I agree, the cover is amazing! Great pick Becky!

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