Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#31)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted at that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week I'm featuring one book whose release I'm anxiously awaiting and another already-released book which I'm waiting on (with somewhat less confidence but equal anticipation) to magically Apparate onto my bookshelf... 

Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr
To Be Released: February 21st 2012

This will be a collection of short stories by Melissa Marr, author of the YA Wicked Lovely series and the adult novel Graveminder.  I also enjoy Marr's particular take on faeries and the cover is so eerie and promising!  A few of the short stories will be interconnected with the world of Wicked Lovely, others promise vampires and selkies and retold fairy tales galore.  Can't wait, only wish we didn't have to wait so long!

 The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente 
Published: May 2011

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.  With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful. 

So, what are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Maria Behar said...

Hi, there, Kat!

These two books you've picked truly deserve the exclamation "Wow!" They both sound awesome! I especially like the second one, but they both look very promising! Great choices!

Thanks for sharing, and have a GREAT day!! : )

Bookish Brunette said...

AWESOME!!! I had no idea about the Melissa Marr book!!!

The Bookish Brunette

Ruperto Prieto said...

awesome books! :-)

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