Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (38): The Beautiful and the Cursed

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Release Date: May 14th 2013 by Delacorte Books
 Format: Hardcover

Goodreads Summary:
 After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.

In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

And Grayson has gone missing.

No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.

Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.
Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
1. The setting. PARIS. Gosh, I just love Paris as a setting for a book. It's such a fascinating city.

2. Gargoyle lore. I have never read a book that focuses solely on Gargoyle's so it should be interesting to see the author's take on them.

3. The genre. Young adult gothic/historical fiction/thriller. This book seems to have a bit of everything in it and I can't wait to read it.

What do you guys think? :)



  1. Wow I love the cover! :) I must show this to my friend Glass, cause she loves Paris :) Great pick :)

  2. I admit I'm curious about the take on Gargoyles, haven't had them in a book yet. But the summary just didn't hit me head on. Like the cover, though. I'll be waiting on your review on this before I pick it up, okay?
    My WoW

  3. I've seen the über-gorgeous cover before, but never took the time to read the synospis - but now I'm even more curious. I definitely need to add this to my to-read pile! :)

  4. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Thanksgiving!! Please check out my WoW!

  5. A book revolving around gargoyles? Oh this is so going on the TBR! Great choice!

    Jessica @ Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

  6. Nice puck! The cover is gorgeous and I'm interested in the gargoyle lore. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oooh, I love the cover! Not gonna lie, I'll be checking it out for that alone XD

    Books of Amber

  8. You had me at gothic/historical fiction/thriller. Must have this one! Thanks for sharing!

    Chapter by Chapter

  9. Great choice! I haven't heard of this one yet but definitely sounds interesting. Adding it to my list now. I love the cover too!

    Thanks for visiting my post!

  10. Yes! Paris makes an excellent setting. Can't wait for this. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog earlier :)

  11. Lovely cover and Paris! I LOVE books set in Paris! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to reading this one! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my Waiting On Wednesday post earlier.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  12. LOVE the cover of this one, plus so many other reasons to anticipate this one---twins, Paris setting, gargoyles!! This definitely sounds amazing.

  13. Completely agree with these three reasons. They are exactly why i'm dying to read it. Awesome pick! :)

    Sangita @ Whisper of Reads.

  14. This sounds exciting and dark, Jennifer! And, Paris!! Love the thought of that setting. Great choice. :)

  15. Nice pick. This sounds really good. Thanks for sharing it.

  16. This odes sound good! I don't read a lot of historical fiction but the premise and setting sound like something I would enjoy. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post! Sorry for the late response.

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  17. Ohh, love the cover :D It is gorgeous. And yeah. book seems great ;) Awesome pick :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  18. That cover is so beautiful!!! I love it!! Definitely draws my attention!Gargoyle lore does sound very interesting and very unique! Great pick!!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

  19. I can't wait for this book!! I love the premise and the cover is to die for! I've never read a book that deals with gargoyle lore....it should be an original tale! Great pick!


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