waiting on wednesday (78)

Today I’m participating in "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

It is the best feeling ever when someone gets a book recommendation just right.  My friend Alexis told me about Sarah Cross' Kill Me Softly early last year, and although there were little things about it that I didn't love, the concept was simply fabulous.  I kept thinking: "This is such a cool idea!"  Ever since, I've been wondering if we'd see more of Beau Rivage and the twisted fairy tale lives of the teens who live there.  GOOD NEWS, everyone, I got my wish!  Cross’ Snow White/Twelve Dancing Princesses mash-up Tear You Apart will be released by EgmontUSA on January 27, 2015.  A word on that cover art: I lurvvvvve it.  So pretty/ominous at the same time...

tear you apart by sarah cross book cover
Viv knows there's no escaping her fairy tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poisoned apple or shove a poisoned comb into her scalp or hire her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and rip out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, no matter how much you fight it, your marchen mark is your destiny. 

Yet, when Viv receives an invitation to the swank underground club where the Twelve Princesses escape to dance each night, she thinks she might have found a loophole to her date with death. There she meets Jasper, the thirteenth prince. "Her" prince. The prince that is destined to save her when her curse comes to call.

But constant nights of partying get old fast. The royal family is ruled with an iron fist by their patriarch, who gloats over the fact that no one can challenge him without his name. And Viv doesn't love Jasper (in fact, she kind of loathes him) and she doesn't want to be an underworld queen--it's a living death.

So when Henley finds his entry into the underworld as a champion set to solve the secret of the Twelve Dancing Princesses in order to save her, Viv takes the rules of fairy tales into her own hands. No matter her curse, no matter her fate, she can't lose the only boy who's ever had her heart.

Sarah Cross rewrites the fate of Snow White in her smart, edgy follow-up to her acclaimed Kill Me Softly.

What are you waiting on?


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh. I need this book stat!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing, i hadn't seen this yet.

Tracy said...

Oooh! Another retelling?! I'm getting really into these! Thanks so much for sharing :) Here's my WoW!

I'm also hosting a blitz & giveaway today!

Brandy said...

I enjoyed the first one a lot and wanted more from this world too. I was excited to see this pop up not so long ago. I'm looking forward to it. (I confess that the story I REALLY want is the Beauty and the Beast one. I liked those two characters more than the Snow White ones from the first book.)

Liviania said...

I've been meaning to read the first one forever. I guess I really should pick it up if a new one is coming out!

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