July 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: A Wicked Thing

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!

This week's pick:

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

Goodreads' description:

"A spinning wheel. A prick of a finger. A terrible curse.

One 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 the fairytale.

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 of life.

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 her.

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?


  1. I haven't heard of this one before. Sounds like an interesting pick. I might wait to see some reviews on this one before I decide whether I want to read it or not.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. I love fairy tale retellings, and Sleeping Beauty has always been one of my favorites. I'm really excited to see her as a heroine rather than a damsel in distress, and I like that the author is focusing on what happens after the "happily-ever-after." Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

  3. Ah, this is popular this week. But I can see why--it sounds really good! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  4. This is a premise that I haven't heard before. I completely agree with you on how interesting it will be to get insider her head and to see what she thinks of all that's happening after she woke up. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by.


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