Sep 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (100)

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

When I first heard about this book I don't think I knew it was inspired by one of my favorite tales--Beauty and the Beast. As I'm sure you know, I freaking love Beauty and the Beast. So now I NEED this book!

Title: The Artisans
Author: Julie Reece
Publisher: Month 9 Books
Publishing Date: May 29, 2015
Pages: 344
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They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad's drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven's stepdad's drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she's ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries' clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can't imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont's classic Beauty and the Beast.

Is your pick this week based on a fairy tale?


  1. Sold. I just love the look of this one and it sounds absolutely amazing.
    Here's my WoW
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. Interesting pick. I love the cover and blurb. Hope you enjoy the story :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  3. Oooooo this sounds like it could be a really cool inspired story. I'll be checking this one out.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. It didn't sound like it would be YA but I like darker sides of YA, so should be interesting. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. I'm a big fan of the sound of this book! *grabby hands*
    My WoW

  6. It as really piqued my interest! I'm adding it to my wishlist now... Thanks for sharing! :)

    My WoW


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