Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #64

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.


Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Of Beast and Beauty
Release Date: July 23rd 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover
: 391
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In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

This book was on everyone’s Wishlist Wednesday a long time ago but I saw it in the bookstore the other day and now I really want it! I absolutely love the cover. It has a really good rating on Goodreads and I would love to see how a Beauty and the Beast retelling turns out. That is one of my favorite Disney movies. Although when you think about it, it’s a little creepy.

Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?


  1. I got this book just recently, but it looks so good. I hope I can get to it soon.
    Hope you get it soon!

    1. Hope it's as good as it looks! I hope you review it if you get to it.

  2. I really like the sound of this one. It is on my TBR list too. I hope you get it soon!
    My WW:
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

  3. I really want this one too! I love everything and anything to do with fairytale retellings. Hopefully we can both get our hands on this one soon!
    Here's my WW:


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