Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday *82*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!

Here's what I'm waiting on this week:

Winterspell by Claire Legrand
Expected Pub Date: Sept. 30th '14 by Simon & Schuster

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince . . . but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.
Inspired by The Nutcracker.  Need I say more? Well, in case I do, here goes:  It's set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the MC is secretly trained to kick some butt.  Her travelling companion is a brooding dethroned prince...AND they've teamed up to take on the Fae. Uhm, YES PLEASE.  I have a collection of Claire Legrand books on my TBR so I'm hoping to kick things off with Winterspell!

So what about you guys? Excited about this one?
Link me up to your WoW post below & let me know your thoughts :)


  1. I am looking forward to reading this, I love a good retelling and the Nutcracker as the inspiration is a big bonus for me. Great pick!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  2. Exciting sound to this one...and gorgeous cover. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: “SOME LUCK”

  3. This is a book that I'm looking forward to reading. The cover is beautiful indeed. Plus I love the summary. Excellent WOW pick.

    Here's my WOW

  4. Winterspell is a great pick! I am really looking forward to this one as well.
    My WoW

  5. i'm impatiently waiting for winterspell too. i've never read a retelling of the nutcracker before.

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  6. I really like this cover! I like winter themed covers for some reason :) Great pick and thanks for stopping by My WoW!

  7. This one sounds so good!!! Great pick. I'm really enjoying historical fiction lately!

  8. Holy fantastic cover!! This looks and sounds awesome! The Nutcracker and an MC who is trained to kick butt? Count me in! Thanks so much for putting this on my radar and for stopping by. Hope you get to enjoy this one soon!

  9. I sincerely hope you've requested this one on Edelweiss!! I snagged it a while ago and read the first few pages and I DIDN'T WANT TO STOP. Seriously amazingggggg.

  10. YES. THIS ONE. I cannot wait for it! And I just loooove that cover! :)

    Holly @ Part of that World

  11. I have an e-Arc for this and im so psyched to read it. I dont think i've ever heard of a Nutcracker inspired story
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    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  12. OMG, I didn't even connect the synopsis with the Nutcracker, but LOL, I see it now! This sounds like a really interesting read - I hope you like it, sweetie! :)

  13. What, no way! I totally didn't notice the Nutcracker inspiration either, that's pretty cool. And definitely unique! And whew, sign me up for that potential romance! ;)

  14. i definitely want to read this too! great pick!

  15. I was a very fortunate blogger to get an ARC. I think it is over on Edelweiss right now. The author is an awesome writer.


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