Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (135): STRAY

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October 7th, 2014 from Greenwillow

Epic and provocative, STRAY is an original fairy tale in which magic is a curse that only women bear and society is dictated by a strict religious doctrine called The Path.

Princess Aislynn knows all about the curse. Its magic is a part of her, like her awkward nose and thin fingers. It’s also something she can’t control. And girls who can’t control their abilities have a tendency to disappear. So for her own protection, Aislynn is sworn into the order of Fairy Godmothers where she must spend the rest of her life chaste and devoted to serving another royal family.

Tasked with tending to the sweet, but sheltered Princess Linnea, Aislynn also finds a reluctant friend in the palace gardener, Thackery, who makes no secret of his disdain for her former life. The more time they spend together, though, the more she begins to doubt the rules she has observed so obediently. As Aislynn’s feelings threaten to undo the sacred vows she has taken, she risks not only her own life but Linnea’s as well. With the princess engaged to a devoted follower of The Path, there are some who would do anything to keep Aislynn from straying.

I was sold at "original fairy tale." This book sounds very intriguing!

What are you waiting on?

15 comments:

  1. Impatiently waiting for this one, too! Love the idea of an original fairy tale, too, after so many retellings (not that I'm tiring of those---I love retellings, too!)

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  2. The cover is so beautiful! It really does look like a classic fairytale book :)

    And I love your tag "will beg for this book"

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  3. This sounds like a great book, am adding it to my TBR list :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I am curious about this one. I love fairy tale related books.

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  5. Yes!!! And that cover is pretty incredible too. Great pick!

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  6. I'm all over this one. Love the cover, love the premise (a curse? A princess? Yes, please!).

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  7. This sounds so interesting. I love fairy-tales!
    My WoW

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  8. The magic aspect sounds good. Hope you get to read it soon!

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  9. YES! I've been waiting and waiting to see a new sort of fairy tale come about! This seems like perfection, if you ask me! Great pick, Lea :)

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  10. I like that this is an original fairly tale and not a retelling. Plus, the cover is so pretty!

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  11. I love this cover. It's hard to look away.

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  12. Oh I love the trees on this cover! It sounds unique too!

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  13. I like the cover :D Sounds interesting as well. <3 I hope you will love it :)

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  14. Ohhh this one sounds good, I want more fairytales

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