Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
The trees swallowed her brother whole. And Jenny was there to see it. Years later, when she returns to the woods where Tom was taken to say good-bye at last, she finds herself lured into a world where stunning beauty masks the most treacherous of evils, and strange and dangerous creatures await—creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with allegiances that shift as much as his moods. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice—and not just her own
- A unique sounding story. Trees that swallow people whole, the fae, and a great sacrifice.... Perfect!
- The romance or struggle for romance hinted in the description sounds amazing. Nothing like a story that the main characters don't automaticly fall in love and have everything work out right.
- Look at this cover! You can't tell if she is disappearing into the flowers or if she is appearing from the flowers. The darkness of the woods contrasts beautifully with the whiteness of her dress.
So what are you waiting for?