Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #108

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Cinderella, Necromancer by F.M. Boughan
Publication Date: September 5, 2017

Cinderella, Necromancer
Ellison lost her mother at an early age. But since then, her father has found love again. He's happy and doesn't quite notice that Ellison does not get along with his new wife or her mean daughters. When Ellison discovers a necromantic tome while traveling the secret passages of her father's mansion, she wonders if it could be the key to her freedom. Until then, she must master her dark new power, even as her stepmother makes her a servant in her own home. And when her younger brother falls incurably ill, Ellison will do anything to ease his pain, including falling prey to her stepmother and stepsisters' every whim and fancy.

Stumbling into a chance meeting of Prince William during a secret visit to her mother's grave feels like a trick of fate when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend a palace festival. But what if Ellison could see the kind and handsome prince once more? What if she could attend the festival? What if she could have everything she ever wanted and deserved by conjuring spirits to take revenge on her cruel stepmother?

As Ellison's power grows, she loses control over the evil spirits meant to do her bidding. And as they begin to exert their own power over Ellison, she will have to decide whether it is she or her stepmother who is the true monster.

This sounds like such a fun twist on the Cinderella story!! Fairytale retellings are definitely hit or miss for me, but I've heard some great things already about this book, so I'm hoping it's a hit! Plus, this is supposedly inspired by a real medieval grimoire from 15th century Germany, so that's an added plus!

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017 


Here is a thing everyone wants: 
A miracle.

Here is a thing everyone fears:
What it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

I've never read a Maggie Stiefvater book. Well, I've actually tried listening to Shiver on audiobook but I absolutely hated the male narrator and couldn't continue. I've heard amazing things about her other novels, especially The Scorpio Races. I'm excited to try this and jump on the bandwagon! Have you ever read a Maggie Stiefvater novel? What did you think about it? 

1 comment:

  1. OOh nice! I like the sound of that Cinderella Necromancer! And I keep debating about Maggie's new book! I never did get into her last series! Hope you both enjoy your picks once you read them!

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