Aug 13, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (95)

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

First off, this is inspired by The Nutcracker, a play I saw once upon a time, but all I really remember is going to the bathroom and getting a big cookie during intermission. (Sorry.) Secondly, this book is set in New York AND 1899, and it sounds good. Maybe it will put a (cold) spell on you? (See what I did there?)

Title: Winterspell
Author: Claire Legrand
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: September 30, 2014
Pages: 464
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The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The NutcrackerWinterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.


Are you waiting on a retelling this week?

17 comments:

  1. I'm so excited about this one too! I honestly don't know that much about The Nutcracker, but this sounds amazing. And I'm always up for retellings. :)

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  2. I'm not a fan of historicals but this one sounds good!

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  3. That cover creeps me out! LOL :) Not sure if I'll be reading this one but I hope you'll enjoy this when it comes out.

    My WoW

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  4. SO excited for this one!! The cover looks gorgeous and it sounds amazing :D Great pick!!

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  5. This was my WoW pick a couple of weeks ago, so of course I'm excited for this one! Also, look at that cover!
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  6. I loved The Nutcracker, although it did scare me a little as a kid. ;) Definitvely waiting on this one, too!
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  7. This sounds great :) I love the Nutcracker so it will be nice to read a book based on it :)

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  8. Ahhh, can't wait to get my hands on it! The covers pretty badass too. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  9. This one intrigued me, too, especially after 14 years of being a ballet mom. (I was lucky enough to get an ARC so I can read it a little early.)

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  10. Awesome pick Rachel :D I read this book a few months ago, and my god. It was PERFECT. You will love it :D Well, you better. lol.

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  11. Oh, wow, this sounds awesome! Another book for my TBR-list...

    Here's my WoW pick for this week :D

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  12. Sounds good, and the cover is gorgeous!

    My WoW: http://loveineverypage.weebly.com/new-adult-romance/waiting-on-wednesday-3-boarded-by-love-by-toni-aleo

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  13. Yep, I'm all about this one! It's in my TBR pile and it's coming up soon!
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  14. I'm so excited for this one! I'm not very familiar with The Nutcracker, but I love dark retellings. :)

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  15. I have this on my review pile and I can not wait to finally get to it, this retelling is one of my most anticipated reads of 2014 =D

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  16. I'm new. I just wanted to say hi and that I love the concept of your blog and its look. So cute! =D

    Also, I do like historical fictions...I'll try and give this one a look!

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