Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wishing on Wednesday #1: Strands of Bronze and Gold

Inspired by “Waiting on” Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine and Wishlist Wednesday hosted by Pen to Paper
Wishing on Wednesday is a weekly meme to feature recent and upcoming releases that I’m wishing for!

The Bluebeard fairy tale retold. . . .
When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.
Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.
Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale.
What I Want It:

Did you just read that? IT’S A RETELLING OF BLUEBEARD!!!!!! Bluebeard is probably the most disturbing fairy tale out there, and I cannot wait to see how it’s interpreted. It sounds absolutely gorgeous and creepy!
Coming to a bookstore near you… March 12th, 2013 from Random House Children’s Books


  1. I definitely want to read this one when it comes out. Thanks for reminding me about it. March can't come soon enough!

  2. Oh wow that guy sounds kinda creepy! I haven't heard of Bluebeard, but this sounds like a thrilling dark tale.

    Clean Adult Fiction's WoW

  3. Bluebeard!! So twisted, that story. This is a great pick, I've never heard of a retelling of it before. Looking forward to this one!

    Audrey @ Her Fiction Fix (WoW)

    1. I'm pretty sure it's the first full-length retelling out there. That's why I really can't wait to read it--it's never been done before!

  4. WHAT IS THIS AWESOMNESS!!!!! I'm SO EXCITED!!!!! This myth/fairy-tale/legend (whatever it is) has always been a unique favorite of mine because it's so DIFFERENT for your traditional Happily-Ever-After. I did read one book that had elements of this story (Kill Me Softly), but THIS looks legit and I'm going to add it to my TR pile NOW! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this DEBZ! I'm going to go freak out right now. :D Sorry for the long response. lol

    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

    1. I'm glad I could share such an awesome book with you! I'll have to check out Kill Me Softly, since you say it contains elements of Bluebeard. Have a great day, Inky!

  5. Ooooh! I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks. Please check out my WoW!

  6. I had never heard of this fairytale before so I off I went to Wikipedia... and now I'm morbidly fascinated and must read this book! Thanks for putting it on my radar and for visiting our WoW! :)

    1. You're welcome! I'm glad I could share my obsession with morbid fairy tales!


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