Feb 4, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (117)

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

This sounds like a twisted version of Once Upon a Time. In other words, pretty freaking cool. Really, this looks like a mash-up of a bunch of different fairy tales, but deliciously dark and fun, so read it I want.

Title: Dead Upon a Time
Author: Elizabeth Paulson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publishing Date: August 25, 2015
Pages: 304
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It's a fairy-tale nightmare . . .

One girl is kept in a room where every day the only food she's given is a poisoned apple. Another is kept in a room covered in needles -- and if she pricks her finger, she'll die. Then there are the brother and sister kept in a cell that keeps getting hotter and hotter. . .

A sinister kidnapper is on the loose in Kate's world. She's not involved until one day she heads to her grandmother's house in the woods -- and finds her grandmother has also been taken. Already an outcast, Kate can't get any help from the villagers who hate her. Only Jack, another outsider, will listen to what's happened.

Then a princess is taken, and suddenly the king is paying attention -- even though the girl's stepmother would rather he didn't. It's up to Kate and Jack to track down the victims before an ever after arrives that's far from happy.

Do fairy tales play a part in the book you're waiting on this week?


  1. This book looks like a...mixture of a lot of fiarytale stories. AMAZING!

  2. Oh my gosh, this sounds SO GOOD! It's a mixture of fairytales all in one book? I need to read it! Great pick!

    Here's my WoW pick!

  3. I hadn't heard of this one before. Fairytale Mashups for me are either hit or miss. I hope you like some of these books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. I haven't heard of this and now I really want it!!! I love fairytale mashups.

  5. I haven't heard of this one but thanks so much for telling me about it. I love fairy tales and fairy tale mashups. Adding to my list.

  6. This one sounds amazing. Tell me fairytale anything, and I'm sold haha

  7. Oooh. This does sound like a fun mash up. I'm not crazy about that cover, but I will definitely be seeking this one out. Great pick!


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