Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's pick:
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
"A spinning wheel. A prick of a finger. A terrible curse.
hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the
kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of
her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever
after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like
Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a
kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes
while she slept. Everyone expects Aurora to marry her betrothed and
restore magic and peace to the kingdom before revolution tears it apart.
But after a lifetime spent locked in a tower for her own safety, Aurora
longs for the freedom to make her own choices. When she meets a
handsome rebel, he tempts her to abandon everything for a different kind
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she
begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and
dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared
With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run."
Love the sound of this fairytale retelling! It'll be interesting to really get inside Aurora's head after she's awoken from the sleeping curse. I'm not crazy about the cover — the girls-lying-down-in-pretty-dresses has been done so often — but I do like the gritty backdrop of a castle fallen into disuse.
What books are you waiting for?