Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Ruth Frances Long.  THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS releases on August 16th from Dial Books.

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A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

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When I first read the blurb on this one, I thought it was kind of quirky.  However, the more I thought about it, the more it intrigued me.  I find myself curious about the dangerous creatures in Ruth's world, and I can't wait to see how the world of fairy tales is cast in darkness instead of the typical happy-ever-after, let's frollick through the forest hand in hand, and then ride away on a white steed to a castle in the clouds paradigm we all know too well.  Plus--there's Jack...I love me a magnetic boy with secrets!!!  I can't wait for this one!!!!

10 comments:

  1. Great Pick! I'm waiting for this one too but here's MYWOW for this week!
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  2. This sounds like an awesome book and I LOVE the cover!!

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  3. And what are the chances that Jack with a mysterious secret is just as secretly hot? ;) The only thing is that it kind of reminds me of The Iron King. The whole finding my brother, travelling in a faerie world with a faery... But sounds great!

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  4. Excellent pick this week! I've been waiting on this for awhile now. It's not something I would naturally pick up, but when I read the blurb, I knew I just had to get my hands on this one! And I do love anything fae! :)

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  5. The cover is gorgeous, and it does sound good. I agree that a magnetic secretive boy is always a great addition to a story.

    Kathryn
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  6. I love this cover! The book sounds really great too!
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  7. Oh gosh, you had me at romance and fairytale! No, actually you had me at the first glance at the cover! So gorgeous! I can't wait for it to be published!

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  8. this cover is to die for!! seriously! i want it so bad, and i have it on netgalley i just havent gotten to it!! def a great pick!!!
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  9. This looks really interesting and dark. I really should check this out. Great pick.

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