Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday *91*

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 my pick this week:

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
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.
As 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!

Thoughts on this pretty?^^
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7 comments:

  1. Sounds like something by Gaiman :D I think it might be a very cute spooky read! :)
    I hope you get it soon and enjoy it!

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  2. I think I saw this on another WoW and it piqued my interest then too. Looks like a deliciously dark yet somewhat whimsical MG tale, hope you enjoy!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    My WoW

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  3. Oh I know, how can you not love this cover?! I love how the S in the title is elongated into a spiky tail as well. This one seems totally up my alley as well - I love when MG reads are a bit darker, more mature and less fluffy.

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  4. I almost picked this one, too! I was attracted to the cover because it looks a bit manga-like. I'm not usually a middle-grade book person but I make exceptions for the creepy ones ^^ Great pick, hun!

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  5. I think I'm in love just because of the cover too! This might be a fun one to read with my kiddos.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  6. I love finding great MG books to read, not only for myself but also for my son. This sounds like one that we could both enjoy. I'll be on the look-out for your review when this one is out. Thanks so much for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  7. I'm soooooo excited about Monstrous, it looks like it'll be really sweet with the little monster girl too *hugs her*

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