Waiting on Wednesday (#5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight some upcoming releases that we're impatiently tapping our feet for. It's a great way to to keep track of some of the most anticipated releases amongst other book bloggers and a new way to discover books yourself.

At the moment, the book I'm most excited for is:

While Beauty Slept
Author: Elizabeth Blackwell
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Fairy Tale Retellings
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
To be published: February 20, 2014
Find: Goodreads
A beautiful princess lies in a sleep so deep it is close to death. Was Sleeping Beauty revived by a prince's kiss? What really happened in that tower so long ago?

While Beauty Slept re-imagines the legend through the lens of historical fiction, telling the story as if it really happened. A Gothic tale of suspense and ambition, love and loss, it interweaves the story of a royal family and the servants who see behind the glamorous facade, following the journey of a young woman as she lives out a destiny that leads her to the brink of death.

Sleeping Beauty is, by no means, my favorite fairy tale, but I'm a sucker for retellings. I'm curious to see what Elizabeth Blackwell's take on this will be. It seems like it'll be a much darker story, and the "interweaving" of the stories of the royal family and servants reminds me of the show Downton Abbey, which makes me excited to see how this will turn out.

What upcoming books have caught your eye and tickled your fancy? 


  1. Oh man! I love novels mixed with fairytale setups, especially darker ones. Not sure if you have heard "Sister Red" by Jackson Pearce. It's the same type of novel, dark twist of the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. You should totally check it out :)

  2. Sounds interesting & I love the cover, thanks for sharing!

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    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  3. I am totally a sucker fairy tale retellings. This sounds great! I also enjoyed "Kill Me Softly" which was a good YA spin on Sleeping Beauty.

  4. This book sounds pretty awesome! I'm also a sucker for fairy tale re-tellings. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love yours :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  5. Angel (Spare Reads)December 18, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    That's a intriguing title, I will check it out :)

  6. I just looked up that book and I already love that cover design. *_* Then I read the blurb, and I think I'll have to read that soon. Thanks for the rec!