Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (68)

"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:

Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey
Publication date: October 18, 2011

Description from Goodreads:

The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella— Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.

Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult
with “Granny,” the local wise woman. But on the way home she’s attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn’t howling at the moon.

Breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he’s only an occasional werewolf) and a little godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending…

This is part of the Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series and I've enjoyed some of the other books. They are pretty humorous fairy tale retellings. My favorite is One Good Knight because of the dragon librarian.


  1. Oh I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings and this one sounds like a must read. I am also going to check out the rest of the series. Great pick!

  2. i haven't read a mercedes lackey book since high school. i love beauty and the beast retelling and this one sounds awesome. :)

    please check out my WoW pick this week.


  3. I haven't read any of her books, but I have started to enjoy retellings. I'll have to check this series out. Great pick, Christina!

  4. I love One Good Night and The Fairy Godmother; this one looks promising too!

  5. I have got to pick this series back up. I loved The Fairy Godmother but have missed out on all the others. I think I'm going to be picking it up again. Thanks!


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