Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (132)

"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:

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell
Release date: February 20, 2014


Historical fiction at its best — The Brothers Grimm meets The Thirteenth Tale 
I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told.

And so begins Elise Dalriss’s story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel’s tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered—and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago. Her story unveils a labyrinth where secrets connect to an inconceivable evil. As only Elise understands all too well, the truth is no fairy tale.
I want to read this because I love the idea of the Sleeping Beauty story written like it is historical fiction and from the view point of a servant.


  1. OH wow! I love the sound of this…you know how much I love historical fiction! Plus, Sleeping Beauty!? How fun! Thanks for brining this one to my attention, Christina!

  2. A Sleeping Beauty retelling? Sounds interesting :) I'm not much a fan of the cover, but oh well.

    Here's my WOW.

  3. Um, yes! I love the sound of this book and am eagerly awaiting it now too!

  4. Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  5. Awesome pick
    Totally just added this to my tbr
    Thanks for sharing <3
    Here's our WoW
    Doris @ OABR

  6. If it likens it to The Thirteenth Tale, I am SOLD. Awesome WoW pick!

  7. This sounds like an excellent take on Sleeping Beauty! Awesome WOW choice :)


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