Waiting on Wednesday [#41]

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a fabulous start to your week (sure it’s midweek, but hush). I have just returned from a delightful weekend away on a farm and oh it was GLORIOUS. I did share just one photo with you all (I’m generous like that), if your interested, because you’ve gotta love those Australian browns. Anyway, on with the show!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the SpineIt’s a tremendously fun thing to be because you have an excuse to gallivant through the 2016 releases (and probably buy far too many books). It’s also fantastic fun to head over to the official page and check out the link up to what everyone else is waiting on!


This week I’m waiting on . . .

by Shonna Slayton

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling [Sleeping Beauty]
Author: Shonna Slayton
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 400 {paperback}

 Set during the Industrial Revolution, Sleeping Beauty’s happily ever after isn’t the end of the story…
In a world where fairies lurk and curses linger, love can bleed like the prick of a finger.
Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner…though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?
When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness—and Briar’s not immune.
If Briar wants to save the girls—and herself—she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales…and in the power of a prince’s kiss.

RELEASE DATE: 4th October 2016


I must admit that the main reason I’m anticipating this one is because it is a retelling. Why are retellings so addictive? We’ll never know. I just do love revisiting the old classics.

But let’s face it, we’re all so terribly excited over this one because it is set during the industrial revolution. Give me all the industrial settings and I shall be a happy person. I love the sound of this story though because I think Slayton has changed things up enough from the original tale that I’m excited to enter this one with new hopes and fresh eyes!


Other books by Shonna Slayton . . .

Cinderella’s Dress
book one in the Cinderella’s Dress series

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 322 {paperback}

Liz and Nellie

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Amaretto Press
Pages: 304 {paperback}

 What are you waiting on?

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~



5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday [#41]

  1. YES I NEED THIS. But mostly, like you said, because it’s a retelling.😂 Like I need no other information, peoples, just say “retelling” and I’m there, lining up to read it. Bahah. Ahem. Also the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Which is another completely shallow reason I’m desperate for it. NO REGRETS.😂

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