Waiting on Wednesday (July 30th)

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are excited for.

My pick this week is:

sarah j maasTitle: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Expected Release Date: May 5th 2015

Summary: For Feyre, the downfall of her merchant-class family into poverty wasn’t easy, but after five years, she’s starting to get the hang of things. Hunt, and her family lives; fail to catch anything, and they starve. It doesn’t help that her two older sisters are lazy and ungrateful, or that her father hasn’t bothered to recover from his misfortune, but Feyre is managing.

All that changes when a ferocious beast barges into their cottage, demanding that Feyre come live with him as payment for plucking an ordinary forest rose. Dragged off into the night, the beast brings her to a beautiful manor located in Faerie, the mysterious and deadly lands bordering the mortal world. There, he sheds his animal skin, and reveals himself to be Tamlin, a young, handsome Faerie Lord.

But the estate is overshadowed by a curse: each of its inhabitants wears a mask permanently attached to their face, and Tamlin is no exception. Despite her initial desire to loathe Tamlin and his world, Feyre soon finds herself attracted to the Faerie Lord by more than her curiosity.

Just when Feyre accepts the depth of her feelings for Tamlin, they’re torn apart by forces so dark that there’s little hope of standing against them. But Feyre has endured hardship before, and she refuses to accept that her happiness could be forever stolen from her. Resolving to save her beloved and discover a way to break his curse, Feyre sets out into Faerie, where unknown challenges and dangers await, and where her love and strength will be tested in ways she never imagined. (Via Goodreads.)

Thoughts: I am obsessed with the Maas. I have never, ever been a big fantasy fan. I usually find it a bit too chunky for my liking, maybe because I don’t quite have the patience for world building but I adore Sarah J. Maas’s novels. I love the Throne of Glass series and when I heard she was working on another one I immediately put it down on my TBR list before I even read the summary!

Now I have read the summary; a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with Belle kicking ass and saving the day? Yes, please! Really can’t wait to read this one! (Shame there is no cover yet!)

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