Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #44

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly Meme. It's hosted on Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pick:
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Release date: July 23rd 2013

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.


  1. NEXT WEEK! NEXT WEEK! Can you tell I'm excited? I'm kind of a little bit dying to get my hands on this book.

    Our WoW

  2. I am so excited to read this too! I'm so happy that we don't have to wait much longer, because it sounds awesome. Great pick!

    My WoW

  3. I hadn't heard of this one until now. It sounds like a really interesting retelling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; I'll have to check it out!

    Mara A.


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