Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Strands of Bronze and Gold
by Jane Nickerson

hitting shelves March 12th, 2013 from Knopf

The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . .
When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.

Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.

Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale.

My thoughts: More fairytale retellings! More, more, more! :D I do love them, and this one looks exceptionally amazing. Gorgeous cover, and a gothic and ghostly premise...I can't wait!


  1. Wow it's a new one for me. And after Reading Cinder, I'm much more open for fairy tale retellings. And this one sounds pretty unique.

  2. What a gorgeous cover! The blurb sounds interesting. Nice pick :D


  3. I've never heard of the Bluebeard fairy tale, but like the sound of this.

    Safari Poet

  4. I've only read one or two Bluebeard retellings before, and they've all been short stories. This sounds delightfully creepy.

  5. I've never heard of the original fairy-tale but it looks good :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  6. I've never read a Bluebeard retelling other than Angela Carter's so I'm very intrigued about this one.

  7. Loved the cover! :D It sounds good, will have to add it to my TBR! ;)
    My WoW

  8. Nice pick! I haven't heard of this book/author before. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Great pick! This one sounds really good! I'm going to have to read it once it comes out. :)

  10. I love fairytale retellings! Great pick! :D
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  11. This sounds amazing! Thanks for bringing it to attention :D

  12. Yeah, this one is on my list for a while now. I love retellings and this is so original! I haven't seen any story about this before (only a bit in Kill me softly.) I can't wait :)

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  13. I've never heard of the original fairytale. Is it popular? Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing! My WOW

  14. Beautiful! I love fair tale retellings too - even when I haven't read the original tale in question, like in this case. Still dying to read this!

  15. Pretty cover :D Seems like an awesome book ;) Great pick. :)
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    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books