Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Of Beast and Beauty

- a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.


Tammy Sparks said...

I almost chose this book today! (But I didn't). Great choice, I also really want to read it. I love any kind of Beauty and the Beast retelling.


Tribute Books Mama said...

Sound like a good read, enjoy!

Rain said...

YA is not my cuppa, but books like this are seriously tempting me! Great choice! :)

Here's my WoW

Mel@Thedailyprophecy. said...

I really need to feature this next week, because I can't wait for this book! Sounds so good.


Jennifer said...

This sounds amazing! I love Beauty and the Beast storylines and the blind heroine part is intriguing. Can't wait!

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

Ooh, I like the sound of this one! I haven't heard of it before now so thank-you for sharing :)

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