Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!
Written by: Stacey Jay
Release Date: December 9th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
Buy at: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads
Game of Thrones meets the Grimm's fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty's daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.
Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora's throne ten years ago.
Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it's too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love?
I cannot – I repeat: cannot – wait for this book.
On its Edelweiss page, it lists some “key selling points”, which are:
- Princess Aurora is a strong badass warrior heroine (never without her ironwood staff). She’s the antithesis of what comes to mind of the princess (her mother) in The Sleeping Beauty.
- Love story and fantasy quest in which heroine and hero join forces against evil and achieve the goal of the quest together. [...] Equality adventure story, with both sexes portrayed as strong and compassionate. Comedic moments and bawdy bantering abounds.
- Fantasy kingdom — terrific world building populated by fairies, ogres, and other magical creatures.
I mean… yes. Absolutely yes, sign me up, where is my TARDIS? I’d also really encourage you to at least skim some of the early reviews on Goodreads, because holy crap do people have some really good things to say about this one! Princess Aurora sounds kickass and amazing, and I love that she and Niklaas are both cursed – and can we talk about how her curse is probably going to cause some awesome tension between them? And the BANTER mentioned in the selling points?! Yes. I’m sold.
What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?
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