Waiting on WednesdayWaiting 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 my pick this week:
Monstrous by MarcyKate ConnollyAs soon as I saw this one up for grabs on Edelweiss, I knew I *had* to read it. A creepy middle-grade story featuring ghosts, dark wizards, magic and mystery sounds like perfection to me! PLUS, it's a standalone and we all know how rare those are! Sometimes you just need a nice middle-grade read to sweep you away and take you for a ride. I'm hoping Monstrous proves to be as entertaining as it sounds :) And who could resist that cover anyway?! Gorgeous!
Expected Publication: February 10th 2015 by HarperCollins
The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.
Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.
Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre.
And what he knows will change Kym’s life.
Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.
Thoughts on this pretty?^^
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