“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
My pick for this week: Hunted by Meagan Spooner
March 14th, 2017
What it’s about:
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
Why I am waiting for this release:
First of all, it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling. With a badass Beauty. Secondly, it also has elements of the Russian tale of “Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf”. If that does not sound amazing, then I don’t know what does.
Hunted is now on my radar! I’ve never tried a book like this before…. but I liked your description of it so, it’s going on my TBR list!
Great, hope you’ll enjoy this one 🙂
I love fairy tale retellings! Sometimes they can be hit-or-miss, but I have really high hopes for this one! Great pick!
Me too, fairy tale retellings can indeed be hit or miss, but I usually love them so much! And this one really does sound like a hit 🙂
This is also one of my most anticipated reads! Hopefully we both love it, because it sounds amazing ^_^
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It does sound amazing! Hope it’ll indeed live up to both our expectations 🙂
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairytale so I’m really excited for this one too.
Mine too! Well, that and Mulan and Aladdin, but there aren’t that many retellings for those stories yet 🙂 But Beauty and the Beast is always amazing – I’m super excited for the upcoming movie as well 🙂
I did not know this one has a Russian influence to it! It does open up something different about it, doesn’t it?
It does, it gives such a new spin to a well-known classic 🙂 I definitely have high expectations for this one!