Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 10/09/2014

“Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases. This week's pick is "Stray" by Elissa Sussman and it's scheduled to be released October 8th 2014.   
“I am grateful for my father, who keeps me good and sweet. I am grateful for my mother, who keeps her own heart guarded and safe. I am grateful for my adviser, who keeps me protected. I am grateful for the Path, which keeps me pure. Ever after.”

Princess Aislynn has long dreamed about attending her Introduction Ball, about dancing with the handsome suitors her adviser has chosen for her, about meeting her true love and starting her happily ever after.

When the night of the ball finally arrives and Nerine Academy is awash with roses and royalty, Aislynn wants nothing more than to dance the night away, dutifully following the Path that has been laid out for her. She does not intend to stray.

But try as she might, Aislynn has never quite managed to control the magic that burns within her-magic brought on by wicked, terrible desires that threaten the Path she has vowed to take.

After all, it is wrong to want what you do not need. Isn’t it?

2014 is a great year for retellings, apparently. And I couldn't be happier, since I love a good retelling. 
The premise for "Stray" is really intriguing and not something I have seen done before quite like this. 
On a side note, I am not really a fan of the cover. 
What about you? What are you "waiting on" this week? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Sounds really interesting.

    My WoW

  2. Sounds intriguing. I love re tellings too.
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier.

  3. I don't mind retellings, as long as they're done right. This one definitely intrigues me. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ItchingforBooks

  4. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsSeptember 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Sure is! I haven't actually read that many though, I like them, but it's ones I tend to stray from, don't even know why, haha. Sounds great though! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. Not really a fan of the cover, either! But, I'm looking forward for this one! I love retellings and this sounds pretty cool. <3

  6. This sounds really great! I don't read many retelling but I think I will pick this up. What are some other retelling I should read.
    PS I kinda like the cover lol
    Great post :)

  7. This story sounds interesting. I'm curious about the whole magical aspect of it. Great post, Sofia!

  8. I love retellings! and for some reason i actually like the cover. Thanks for sharing, it's a great pick!

  9. Kim@superbookgrl13.blogspot.coSeptember 11, 2014 at 1:36 AM

    I've seen so many "retellings" in this week's WoW, I missed the memo lol.

    Here is my WoW!

  10. I looove retellings, fairytales and anything related! The concept of this one sounds amazing! But I agree, the cover is lost to me - they could have gone with something really creative and imaginative. I hope they do a redo before release, or perhaps, the paperback!
    Great pick! Happy reading :)