Waiting on Wednesday #63

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlites upcoming new releases that we're highly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

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

n 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.

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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  1. This sounds so amazing! I love fairytale retellings, and Beauty and The Beast is one of my favorites. Great pick :)

  2. This book sounds kind of awesome, and I love retellings. And my favorite might just be Beauty and the Beast. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. AH!! I love retellings too! This one has a dystopian fairytale feel though, so that sounds interesting :) Really wanna read more about the romance & LOVE the cover!! :D Great WoW pick Emily ^_^

    -Lisseth @Read-A-holicZ [My WoW]

  4. This is one of those books that I think I want to read, but I am still on the fence about. I will probably wait and check out some reviews first. I do want to read it, but I'm not sure it's for me. Though I felt that way about CINDER and I freaking love that series now. :D

  5. I really like retellings and B&tB is definitely my fave. :) Great pick!

  6. Ooh yes, YES! Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale so I am definitely very much interested in a retelling. Also, I hear good things about Stacey Jay's other books. Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog earlier!


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