Aug 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (47)

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I first heard about this book when the cover was revealed on Icey Books, and since then I've been wanting to read it. The cover grabs my eye, and the synopsis is AWESOME--I mean, it's set in the future, and it's a retelling of THUMBELINA? (I think. Or something like that.) YES, YES, YES. Somebody get this book in my hands!

Title: Damselfly
Author: Jennie Bates Bozic
Publishing Date: November 11, 2013
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In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina - the first six-inch-tall winged girl - as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six 'Toms' were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible.

Um. No thanks. Lina's already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart.

When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss?

Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible. 

She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. What a Thumbalina retelling! This is epic! Such a great pick!
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  2. This looks SO amazing! Wow. Such a great pick! I love your blog, too! :)
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  3. Ohh this one looks really good :) and the cover looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What!? This sounds hilarious. I haven't heard of it before and it is definitely going on my TBR. Great pick!
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  5. I just heard of this today on someone else's WoW. I'm a huge fan of Thumbelina, so this book is definitely on my to-read shelf! Nice WoW =)

  6. Oh cool-I loved Thumbelina when I was a kid and I've never seen a retelling of it. Excited to learn more!


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