Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Of Beast And Beauty by Stacey Jay

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: 


In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

Coming out on July 23, 2013

  1. First off, I love any retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  And this one sounds perfect!  I mean, how can I resist?
  2. I think this sounds too interesting for words, honestly.  It is almost like the wonderful combination of mythology and my favorite fairy tale.  I can’t resist this thing!
  3. I will admit, if it wasn’t the title attracting me, the cover definitely did.  It is gorgeous.  The blood with the rose, and the pale girl holding it.  There is enough to draw your attention in, but not too much to give it all away. 

So what are you waiting for?

Happy Reading!



  1. OOh nice! I am definitely curious about this one! Beauty and the Beast is one of my fave fairy tales!

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  2. I'm excited for this one, too. Beauty and the Beast is a rich basis. The cover is really cool, too. Great pick!
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  3. Great choice! I can't wait for this either : )

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