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Waiting on Wednesday (13)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights what upcoming releases we're most looking forward to!

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Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber:

The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Pride and Prejudice, with a dash of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

New York City, 1882. Seventeen-year-old Natalie Stewart's latest obsession is a painting of the handsome British Lord Denbury. Something in his striking blue eyes calls to her. As his incredibly life-like gaze seems to follow her, Natalie gets the uneasy feeling that details of the painting keep changing...

Jonathan Denbury's soul is trapped in the gilded painting by dark magic while his possessed body commits unspeakable crimes in the city slums. He must lure Natalie into the painting, for only together can they reverse the curse and free his damaged soul.

(Goodreads) I confess, I haven't read the aforementioned classics. Yes, yes, I know, terrible of me. Call me crazy, but I prefer my mind candy to literature. (YA is tons more fun.) But, THIS, a contemporary remake of a COMBO of the classics mentioned above as A YA NOVEL... that I will read. An added plus, is the fact that it's set in the late 1800s, my most favorite time period (besides The Roaring Twenties). I love that eerie air it gives off, and the mystery of how Jonathon Denbury got his soul sucked into a painting is enough incentive for me to read this book. Not to mention, that beautiful cover! My heart lurched in my chest at the sight of it!

Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler:

For Daphne, the glass is always half full, a situation is better managed with a dab of lip gloss, and the boy of her dreams—the one she's read about in all of her novels—is waiting for her just around the corner.

For Gabby, nothing ever works out positively; wearing any form of makeup is a waste of study time, and boys will only leave you heartbroken. Her best friend, Mule, is the only one who has been there for her every step of the way.

But when the richest boy in school befriends Gabby, and Daphne starts to hang out more and more with her best friend, Mule, Gabby is forced to confront the emotional barriers she has put up to stop the hurting. And for once, her sassiness may fall prey to her definition of stupidity.

(Goodreads) I'm just chockfull of confessions today, because I'm about to make another: I've never read Sense & Sensibility. Jane Austen fans don't shoot! I just CANNOT get into books with thick language. My tiny brain revolts at the sight of it. But this variation of it I CAN read. I'm wondering who's going to fall for who here. And what the hell kind of name is Mule? Weird. But attractively weird. Hmmmm, we shall see where this one will lead. I'm always in the mood for a good love story!

And that's all I've got to showcase for this week's Waiting on Wednesday. Smack me, good-naturedly, with your thoughts!


Kaity said...

If Darker Still is even a fraction as good as its cover is beautiful, then I will love it. I am soo excited for that one to come out. Great WoW picks!

Sharon said...

Great choices!

My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a nice week :)

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

I am dying to read Sass and Serendipity! Plus Darker Still, I'm sure is in everyone's TBR list because not only is the cover gorgeous, the story sounds pretty good as well. Great picks! :)

Here's my WoW picks!

Jan von Harz said...

I am excited about both of these book too. Great picks!

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

Both of those sound great!!

Paranormal Wastelands' WoW

Tribute Books Mama said...

Interesting covers, nice choices!


Liz. R said...

I completely agree with you, I haven't read Sense & Sensibility either. I like the sound of Sass and Serendipity though! Great picks, and can I ask - what anime is that little image from? :P

Under the Covers said...

I like your choices, especially Darker Still, I have read both of those classics and will be interesting to see them combined!

My WoW

Suzanne @ Under the Covers

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

These both looks amazing! I got Sass & Seredipity this week and can't wait to read it! I love modern retellings of the classic stories! (Did you read Jane by April Lindner? It was amazing!)

A. Knight said...

Kaity - You and I both. And thanks!

Sharon - Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing yours.

Kai - I think Sass & Serendipity is going to be pretty funny and nice on the romance aspect. I'll be sure your picks!

Jan - Good thing to know I'm not the only one! :)

Greta - You betcha. I'll be sure to take a peek at your picks.

Tribute Books Mama - My thoughts exactly. I'll be sure to pay you a visit. :)

Liz R. - I'm so excited for it! And the pic is from Junjou Romantica, a boys' love anime. One of my favorites actually!

Under the Covers - Thanks! Are you excited or dreading to see the combo? Fans will either be incredibly happy or incredibly annoyed. :D

Little Miss Becky - It's been awhile, Miss Becky. Retellings are indeed lots of fun, though I tend to go for the fairy tale kind. You're soo lucky! I've got to remember to stop by the blog to check out your thoughts. (And unfortunately, I have not. Maybe I should give it a try...?)

Thanks for stopping by, all!