Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #91!!


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted at Breaking The Spine  that spotlights those can't-wait-to-get-my-hands-on-them books that we are eagerly awaiting!


This week the book that I'm extremely excited and cannot wait for it to be released is Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge!!




Goodreads Summary:


"When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption."

 


Why am I eagerly awaiting Crimson Bound? Well, I'm not usually too fond of fairy tales retellings but I heard so many great things about the author's debut book and I'm very intrigued about a Little Red Riding Hood retelling where the main character is fighting to save the world!


What are you all (im)patiently awaiting this week?

36 comments:

  1. Oh yes! Most definitely looking forward to this one! Loved Cruel Beauty and excited for a Red Riding Hood retelling!

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  2. This is quite a popular one. I'm curious about the story though. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  3. TBH, I did not like Cruel Beauty, but then when I learned that book 2 is about Little Red Riding Hood, I might actually give it a shot. :D

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    1. I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet, but when Red Riding Hood is a fairy tale that hasn't been retold many times yet, so it sounds fantastic!

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  4. Ah. Best of luck with this book Pili :D I used to be excited for it.. sobs.. but then I heard about it. Baaad love triangle. REALLY BAD. At least in my eyes, lol :D So I shall not read it. Sobs. But I am getting a hardcover, even so :) Still. I do hope you might like it. <3 Maybe. Mostly I want you to dislike it, so we can hate it together, lol :D Curious to see what you think. <3

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    1. Oigh, with the love triangles! I don't like them! =/ Let's see what I think of it!

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  5. YESS so excited! I'm curious about the retelling of The Girl with No Hands. I've never read that fairy tale and it sounds creepy so I want to see how it'll be incorporated! Time to go brush up on it :D

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    1. Yep, I think I had heard about that fairy tale before, but I found it so intriguing and having it mixed with Red Riding Hood in a dark retelling... I'm all for it!

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  6. I liked the first book well enough, as much as i CAN like a retelling, since they just don't work for me. But when this one was offered for review, I declined. It just didn't appeal to me at all. Her writing is gorgeous, but as I said, retelling. I might moderately enjoy it, but the whole concept doesn't sit well with me.

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    1. I'm not the biggest fan of retellings so I'm hoping this will work for me... Thank you Maja!

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  7. I don't think I have come across a Red Riding Hood retelling before. It does sound interesting. I will be looking out for your review after you read it!

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    1. Thank you Linda! That's why it intrigued me so, Red Riding Hood is not an usual fairy tale for a retelling, right?

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  8. I hope you enjoy this one more than I did!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  9. I already read this and I LOVED it! The world was so vivid and the writing was just exquisite. :)

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    1. Yay, so glad to hear you loved this one!

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  10. Wut? Not fond of fairy tale retellings? I don't even know what that means. You're talking crazy! *snickers* Great pick, Pili--I'm glad this retelling caught your eye. Maybe it make you like them more ;)

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    1. Pffft, most retellings have lacked the darkness the original fairy tales have, and that's what I miss when reading them! ;) But I've heard that's different with this one, so I'm hopeful! ;)

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  11. O, my goodness. This book was so good! You'll love this one so much, Pili. It was seriously so amazing. If you loved Cruel Beauty, you'll adore and worship this one. It was written so, so well that even I was so engaged!

    Can't wait to see what you'll think about it!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. I still haven't read Cruel Beauty but since I won a copy in a giveaway, I shall remedy that soon! =D

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  12. I tried to read Cruel Beauty and I just couldn't get into it at all. I'm not usually a fan of fairytale retelling either, but I hope you have more luck than me. Great pick! :)

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    1. I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet, so I don't have any other preconceptions about this one! Thank you Emma!

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  13. I'm reading Crimson Bound right now! I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet, but have an ARC of it that now I want to get to! Great pick this week.

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    1. Ohhhh, cannot wait to hear what you think Lisa!

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  14. I am so excited for this one, too. I loved Cruel Beauty - though I thought the last third of the book could have been slowed down because I was hella confused in places - and am looking forward to this one even more. I think Hodge is an extraordinarily gifted writer and I loved reading her first book! Everything I've seen her write in the tour has made me an even bigger fan, tho.

    And I totally hear you. I usually side-eye fairy tale retellings (there's something about the language that I don't quite like? as well as the whole use of archetypes? I feel meh about it) but I am so excited for this one, Pili!!

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    1. I still need to read Cruel Beauty and I hope I'll like it too, Layla!
      I usually enjoy dark fairy tales (that's why I'm planning to get the new translation of the original Grim tales) but I don't like when they're turned all moralizing and preachy, which many times they do! And retellings end up losing the dark charm of the original tale more often than not!

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  15. I'm excited for this one! I had a love/hate relationship with Cruel Beauty, so I'm really curious to see how another retelling by this author will go for me.

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    1. I do hope that this one will be more love than hate for you Kaitlin!

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  16. I can't wait to read this one!! I hear it's really good, just as great as the first one :)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. I still need to read Cruel Beauty, so I hope I'll love both!

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  17. I need to read Cruel Beauty still too! I was going to read both of these and of course my review schedule got away from me! I am really excited though!

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    1. My review schedule has indeed got away from me too! I hope we'll both love these two books Jessica!

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  18. YES! Cruel Beauty was just so amazing! I'm dying to get my hands on this one and see how beautiful the cover is in person <3
    Great pick! :D

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    1. Thank you Samantha, I still need to read Cruel Beauty myself!!

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