November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Vessel and The Sweetest Spell

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

From Goodreads:

"In a desert land where serpents made of unbreakable glass fly through the sky and wolves made of only sand hunt within storms, Liyana is destined to be a vessel, to sacrifice herself so that her clan's goddess can inhabit her body... but her goddess never comes."

Well, not a *lot* in terms of description, but what there is sounds really different. Serpents of glass and wolves of sand? And why does her goddess not show up? And the cover is so rich and just jumps out at you (plus yay for no whitewashing!)

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

From Goodreads:

"A lyrical and romantic reimaging of The Ugly Duckling for teens.

Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter – and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her?

I don't think I've ever read a YA retelling of The Ugly Duckling, so that's new! Plus, um, did someone say CHOCOLATE? *salivates* I can tell this book is going to make me SO HUNGRY.

What books are you waiting for?


  1. Yes, the cover for Vessel looks awesome. And in The Sweetest Spell, I'm concerned about this world, it sounds like they'll become obsessed with eating chocolate butter. ;) Nice picks this week, Danya. :)

  2. Vessel sounds SO AMAZING. I don't even know what to expect but it sounds so cool! And The Sweetest Spell, wow, definitely different haha. So maybe she makes fudge? Cuz I could probably take someone down for good fudge :P

  3. Oooh so awesome. Vessel looks intriguing. Great choice. I really like it. Old follower just saying hello.

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  4. Those are both great WOW picks. :) I'm dying to read the third Hex Hall book myself...

  5. whoa! I haven't heard of sweetest spell, it sounds awesome!!

    here's my WOW picks. Stop by?!

  6. I don't think I've seen a retelling of this one either! It also kind of sounds like the Golden Goose? Honestly, the synopsis had me at "mysterious bond with cows". How often will you hear THAT phrase uttered in your life?


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