Waiting on Wednesday 237

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Of Beast and Beauty"
by Stacey Jay
Release Date: July 23, 2013

The following description is from goodreads.com:

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.
Sounds like a new take on this fairy tale! And, there's not long to wait!

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. Oh my this sounds amazing!! This will be heading straight to the TBR I think.

    My WoW

  2. OOh nice! Read an early review of this one and it definitely looks promising!

    Here's my WoW

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    Old Follower :)

  3. I love new twists on fairy tales. Great pick!

  4. Great pick! I like the premise and this new take on one of my favorite fairy tales!

  5. Loving that cover! I'll definitely be adding this to the TBR list! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I saw a different cover of this a few weeks ago. Not sure which one I like better but it sounds really good.

  7. Oh, I do like!!
    I'm a sucker for all type of B & B retellings :D

  8. Ohh, love the cover :D Great pick ;) I hope you'll love it when it comes out :)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox last week. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  9. I'm also really looking forward to this one! And I love that cover. Great WoW pick! :-)

  10. I'm curious about this book. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. In my experience, Stacey Jay never fails to disappoint. Beauty and the Beast isn't my favorite fairy tale, but I definitely want to see what Stacey does with it.
    Ruby's Reads

  12. Oh do I need to add this one to my TBR list. I loved the two Stacy Jay novels I read about Romeo and Juliet. I can't wait to read this one!!


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