Sep 4, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday #132: Briar Rose + The Grimm Conclusion!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week it's the Fairy Tale Read-a-Thon, so my WoW choices are 2 upcoming fairy tale retellings that I'm really looking forward to :)

Briar Rose
Jana Oliver

Publication date:
September 12th, 2013

A dark and sexy reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale from the author of The Demon Trappers.

For Briar Rose, life is anything but a fairy tale. She's stuck in a small town in deepest Georgia with parents who won't let her out of their sight, a bunch of small-minded, gossiping neighbours and an evil ex who's spreading nasty rumours about what she may or may not have done in the back of his car. She's tired of it all, so when, on her sixteenth birthday, her parents tell her that she is cursed and will go to sleep for a hundred years when the clock strikes midnight, she's actually kind of glad to leave it all behind. She says her goodbyes, lies down, and closes her eyes . . . And then she wakes up. Cold, alone and in the middle of the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of. Now Briar must fight her way out of the story that has been created for her, but she can't do it alone. She never believed in handsome princes, but now she's met one her only chance is to put her life in his hands, or there will be no happy ever after and no waking up.

 The Grimm Conclusion
(A Tale Dark & Grimm, #3)
Adam Gidwitz

Publication date:
October 8th, 2013 

Widely praised and beloved by children, adults, and critics alike, Adam Gidwitz delivers a third serving of eerie new landscapes and fear-inducing creatures in a story sure to delight and frighten fans old and new. 

In the final book in the series, Adam's brilliantly irreverent narrator leads readers through a fresh world of Grimm-inspired fairy tales, based on such classics as The Juniper Tree, the real story of Cinderella, and Rumpelstiltskin.
What are you waiting for this week?
Leave me your WoW links!


  1. Cannot wait for Briar Rose! Love Jana Oliver's Demon Trappers and love fairy tales too!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I have seen Briar Rose around and it rally sounds like a great read :) I haven't heard of that other series though. Great picks :)

  3. I like some of the fairy tale retellings. I remember Briar Rose--this will probably be a fun read for you. Thanks for sharing the title.

  4. A dark and smexy retelling...does that mean sex mommy?