Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (60)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell
Publication date: September 6, 2011


Twelve princesses suffer from a puzzling—and downright silly—curse. Ridiculous though the curse may be, whoever breaks it will win a handsome reward.

Sharp-witted Reveka, an herbalist’s apprentice, has little use for princesses, with their snooty attitudes and impractical clothing. She does, however, have use for the reward money that could buy her a position as a master herbalist.

But curses don’t like to be broken, and Reveka’s efforts lead her to deeper mysteries. As she struggles to understand the curse, she meets a shadowy stranger (as charming as he is unsettling) and discovers a blighted land in desperate need of healing. Soon the irreverent apprentice is faced with a daunting choice—will she break the curse at the peril of her own soul?

I am interested in reading this because it is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses and I love to read fairy tales retold. I also like the added twist that the person likely to rescue these cursed princesses is not a prince but a girl who is studying to be an herbalist. I find herbal medicine to be fascinating so I'm hoping that the book will incorporate that too. It just sounds like a fun book and I love the cover!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I absolutely love fairy tale re-tellings and The Twelve Dancing Princesses was one of my favorites! I thought it was so cool seeing the different personalities of the princesses. Good choice this week. I think I will be waiting on this too.

  2. Oh, I love fairytales, and retold ones are so intriguing.

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  3. I'm just starting to really read some of these retellings and this one will be added to my tbr

  4. I am a sucker for any and all retellings, but have not heard about this one yet. Definitely putting it on my wish list! Thanks.

  5. Ohhh, this sounds like a good one! I love retellings! I must add it to my list. :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

  7. I'm adding this one to my TBR right now, I'm a big fan of fairy tale re-tellings. Great pick!

  8. I haven't enjoyed fairy tale retellings lately, but maybe this one will work for me. I will have to add it to my TBR list. Great pick, Christina!

  9. Oooh, i definitely want to read this! i chose this as my wow a while back!

  10. I don't know anything about The Twelve Dancing Prinesses but I like the sound of this one.

  11. This sounds really good! Thanks for the suggestion! I love retellings of fairy tales.

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  12. this one has such an adorable cover! great choice!

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