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:
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.
Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.
When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.
The real Snow White... living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.
What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.
Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live.
Coming out on October 30, 2012
- A dark fairy tale where Snow White is a deadly vampire? Sounds amazing!
- I am dying to see how this twist on a favorite childhood fairy tale will go. I mean, there are so many things that we think are the way the story should go, but will it?
- Loki sounds interesting (I wonder if his mom just like Norse mythology or if there is another interesting story line to his name.)
- The cover! How much creepier (and beautiful) can it get? I mean, it is great! Henna tattooed girl, bleeding apple, and the contrast of the colors in the cover just make it beautiful, eye-catching, and just plain fun.
So what are you waiting for?