Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Roses by G.R. Mannering

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read.

This week I can't wait for:

by G.R. Mannering
Published November 1, 2013
Sky Pony Press 
(an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing)

A dark rendition of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast!

'As the gates clicked shut behind them, she heard the distant roar of a beast.'

She bears no name. Her silvery appearance is freakish to the numerous inhabitants of Sago, the cosmopolitan capital of Pevorocco in a fantasy realm. With her mother vanishing at the instance of her birth, she is sent to live with the cruel, rich Ma Dane, where she is punished daily for something, though she knows not what. Tauntingly named Beauty, she flees Sago in a violent uprising that sets out to massacre all Magics and journeys to the furthest point of the country.

But Beauty cannot hide in the grassy Hillands forever. Before long, the State officials find her and threaten to take her back to war-torn Sago where death surely awaits. In a midnight blizzard she escapes them, running into a deep, enchanted forest to a great and terrible beast who will bargain for her life.

But can Beauty accept Beast? Eternity is a long time.

G. R. Mannering's eloquent style and creative retelling of a timeless classic illuminates the plight of Beauty and the Beast, bringing a new layer to this beloved tale.

Some reasons why I'm excited about Roses
1) Have I told you lately how much I love retellings of Beauty and the Beast?
2) Confession: I finished this book last night, and I enjoyed the story so much that I'm posting it as my WoW anyway (I'll also be reviewing it soon).
3) This retelling is reads very traditionally...and it also does not. 
4) Beauty and the Beast's love story is only part of this enchanting story. 

What book are you waiting on this week?

P.S. I'm sorry I've been a neglectful blog commenter this week! I've been on a reading binge but plan to reply back and visit you all soon. 

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  1. I like retellings! This sounds like it might be absolutely wonderful (or at least better than Beastly). Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

  2. I love the cover for this one! and 'Beauty and the Beast' was my favorite fairytale even before he gave her library as a present in Disney's cartoon (that just sealed the deal). Thanks for featuring it, I am definitely adding it to my tbr. And looking forward to that review. :)
    Check out what I am waiting for this Wednesday...

  3. Heyyy if you love Beauty and Beast retellings, you should also check out Cruel Beauty. It doesn't release until January next year but the ARC is already available on Edelweiss. Thanks for sharing this, Lauren. I'll be adding this to my TBR too.

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

  4. I love fairy tale retellings and I really like this cover. I'll be watching for it!
    Here's my WoW!

  5. I saw you reading this one and immediately added it to my shelves because it sounds fantastic! I can't wait to pick it up! Great pick, Lauren!(:

  6. Sometimes I get super-excited about a soon-to-be-released book and it's too early to review it so WoW it goes! I do love Beauty and the Beast retellings, too. Added!

  7. Cool pick. I like the description and how subtle but interesting the cover is. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  8. ME TOO LAUREN! Beauty and the Beast is my all-time favorite fairy tale and I can never get enough of retellings. This one is new to me, but is absolutely going on the list for obvious reasons. Plus, if you've already read it and loved it, then I want it even more because we tend to like the same things:)

  9. Oh I love retellings! And Beauty and the Beast is usually my favourite! I haven't heard of this one before, but sounds like I'll be needing to this one out! Can't wait to see your review, thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

  10. I hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds good. I enjoy retellings as long as they're just the inspiration. To me, if it's too close to the original, I get a bit bored. I loved Of Beast and Beauty, it was really well done. I'll have to check out this one! ~Pam

  11. This one hasn't been on my radar, but it sounds really good. So glad you brought it to my attention.

  12. Hadn't heard of this one but as I adore fairy tale retellings, I know I want to check this one out! Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

  13. Oh, I love Beauty and the Beast. This retelling wasn't on my radar though, so thank you for the heads up!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  14. always have an endless supply of Beauty and Beast retelling suggestions for me! :D I can't wait to see your thoughts on this newest one!

  15. I feel like I've seen a lot of B&B retellings (but I ALWAYS want more), but I haven't seen this amazing one! Woo!


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