Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WWW Wednesdays (37) / Waiting on Wednesday (38): Of Beast and Beauty

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?






Before anything else, let me greet my beautiful country a Happy Independence Day! :)


Currently Reading:

Mind Games by Kiersten White


Finished Reading:


Stray by Monica Hesse and Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards. Both amazing books. Review soon.

Read Next:

Taken by Erin Bowman









Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on.


Of Beast and Beauty

by Stacey Jay

Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by Delacorte Press

Blurb (Goodreads):
In 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.
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I'd love to see how this version of Stacey Jay of Beauty and the Beast will turn out. Even if it sounds like a vampire novel.



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Tomorrow's the start of my senior year in college. I'll be busier from then on but I hope I could still have time to enjoy reading my books. Do you think I have cool books for this week? Lemme see yours below! :)


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On The Blog
This Week:

24 comments:

  1. I joined the book tour for this! I hope I get in. I've been wanting to read this one for a while now!

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    1. I did too! I'm not sure if I can do a review, though.

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading Taken. I just have to get round to it! Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Me too. I hope I could finish Mind Games ASAP. Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Mind Games looks good. Happy reading.

    http://cynthia2729.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/www-wednesdays-june-12-2/

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  4. I've been seeing this one around everywhere...maybe because it's another take on a classic tale and Beastly is so popular?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Come check out my WoW!

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    1. I picked this because I love fairytales, even the retellings. Beastly was nice but it wasn't the reason, really. :)

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  5. I'm definitely excited for Of Beast and Beauty. I love fairy tale re-tellings and this one sounds awesome. Great pick! Yay for senior years!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

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  6. Taken and Mind Games have been added to my ever-growing TBR pile. I have Black City on there too, but it is a very large pile :3

    My WWW: http://wp.me/p2mVA8-as

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    1. Oh, you should read Black City! The second book, Phoenix, was AWESOME! (Of course you have to read BC before that. Haha)

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  7. Taken really tickles my fancy. Hope you enjoy your books. My WWW: http://gwynnethwhite.blogspot.com
    cheers
    Gwynn

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    1. Thanks, Gwynn! So excited to read Taken!

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  8. This books sound like a great read. Another book on the TBR.
    Here is mine wp.me/p2Vwr7-sI

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  9. Of Beast and Beauty sounds so good. I read Juliet Immortal which was also by Stacey Jay and I really liked it. :b

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  10. I read Mind Games and I was surprised that I really liked it. I love Stacey Jay's Juliet Immortal so I can't wait for her newest book too.

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    1. Me too! Although I haven't read Romeo Redeemed yet.

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  11. Great pick! I love the cover and it sounds really good!

    Thanks for stopping by :D

    Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction

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    1. It does, doesn't it? :D Thanks for stoppin by as well!

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  12. Oooh I haven't heard of Of Beauty and Beast before but it sounds so good!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Megan @ Books i View

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  13. I love retellings and I hadn't heard of Of Beast and Beauty. I'm excited, it looks like a possibly really original take on it!

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