Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Release Date: July 23rd, 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

S u m m a r y :

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.
via Goodreads ]

Reason for waiting:
You know I love my retellings and it's always interesting to see what people do with Beauty and the Beast!

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. Haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds great.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds amazing! I love the cover. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  3. I saw this for the first time last week and quickly added it to my TBR list! I can't wait for July now, this looks like it is going to be really good. Great pick =D

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  4. I can't wait for this one, either! I'm excited to see how Beauty and the Beast works in this new retelling!

    Debz @ Debz Bookshelf

  5. Your observations are right on, I agree with most of what you say.
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