Well. I’m doing “Waiting on Wednesday” on Thursday this time because I’m cool like that.
I mean, who does that? No one. Which makes it totally hipster.
“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly book event hosted by Breaking the Spine! Basically all of us book bloggers spotlight a soon-to-be-released book we’re excited about.
This week’s lucky book is…
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My Name is Rapunzel
By KC Hilton
Release Date: 2013 or 2014
Synopsis: My tale has been told again and again, and I’ve heard each one. Except for my hair, I barely recognize the pitiful renditions. Muddled versions, crafted to entertain laughing children…but the children wouldn’t have laughed if they’d known the real story. It wasn’t their fault. They didn’t know the truth. Nobody did.
My name is Rapunzel and I will tell you my story. I will tell you the truth.
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Not only is this GIF terribly fitting for this post, but…
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, I WANT THAT BOOK. Let’s go over Sleepy’s magical list of things she loves in books:
1) Fairy tale retellings [CHECK]
2) Princesses [CHECK]
3) FAIRY TALE RETELLINGS WITH PRINCESSES [CHECK…again?]
Wow. Just wow.
There isn’t much in the synopsis, but I’m already getting great vibes. I am in love with fairy tales retold (as you…probably already know)–especially fairy tales retold in a darker rendition.
As a kid, I fell in love with all of Gail Carson Levine’s retellings (Ella Enchanted, Fairest, The Two Princesses of Bamarre, etc.), as well as Shannon Hale’s “Books of Bayern” series. And, of course, there are the hordes of dystopian retellings like Cinder by Marissa Meyer that make readers like me cry tears of joy.
Hopefully, this one will live up to its forefathers!
But, I mean, it has to. Seriously. Have you seen the cover? How freaking gorgeous is that cover?! Let’s see it one more time. Come on.
BOOM. And again.
BOOM. And again.
Look at that gorgeous cover model. And her gorgeous hair. And the gorgeous backdrop. And the gorgeous light patterns. And the gorgeous–the gorgeous–
Sorry for my fanaticalness. I have an incredible weakness for beautiful, non-cliché cover art.
I only hope that KC Hilton releases a more detailed synopsis– and a more specific release date to look forward to! “2013 or 2014” is so vague. The reviews so far from her street team are phenomenal.
Go check them out here!
That’s all for today! Keep on checking back for more fun posts and book reviews.