Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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.  
by Donna Jo Napoli

 hitting shelves September 8, 2015 
from Wendy Lamb Books
Set in medieval Venice, this captivating fairy tale retelling by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love through the eyes of a teenage girl.

Dolce has grown up hidden away on an island in a lagoon. She is a giant, a freak, tormented by everyone but her loving mother. She spends her time learning the valuable secret of making mirrors. Following a tragedy, Dolce swims away and lands on an island where people see her as normal, even beautiful. Marin, a kind widower, and his little daughter bring Dolce to live with them in their grand palazzo. Eventually, Dolce and Marin marry. She secretly continues to make mirrors, not realizing that quicksilver endangers her . . . and so evil begins in innocence.

My thoughts:  So curious about this one!  Definitely has a creepy fairy tale vibe though!


  1. Interesting choice. A dark story set in magical Venice. I love it!


    Kat @ Reading Owls

  2. ChristinaBookAddictJanuary 7, 2015 at 5:17 AM

    Wow! I love the setting of Venice, so I will definitely have to check this one out. Sounds creepy, but very good! Thanks for sharing the one. Great pick!

  3. This sounds so different! I love it!

  4. Sounds very interesting, great pick!

  5. It do sound pretty creepy :D I like the summary. <3 I hope you'll love this one Becky, when you get to read it :) Thank you for sharing about it. <3 curious to hear your thoughts once you read it :)

  6. Ooh, this sounds SO GOOD. Nice Wow pick!

  7. OH MY. I didn't need to see more than a setting in medieval Venice, but the rest sounds amazing! How do you even find all these awesome-sounding books, Becky???

  8. Morgan @ Gone with the WordsJanuary 14, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    I haven't heard of this but it sounds really intriguing! Haven't read any Donna Jo Napoli books yet but I know of her. And it's hard to resist a fairy tale book :)