Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week, I'm waiting on...
Ash & Bramble
by Sarah Prineas
Expected publication: September 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy; Retelling; Young Adult
When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…
The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.
Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.
Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.
Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.
I LOVE the sound of Ash & Bramble! Really, all I needed to know was the ‘Cinderella retelling’ part, and I’d want to read it. I don’t know if I’m reading too much into the synopsis, but it sounds like the Fairy Godmother is the evil one... I love it! I’m really intrigued by the ‘brave young Shoemaker’ part. As much as Prince Charming is, well, charming, it’s nice to see something a little different happening. Let the commoners have a chance!
But! Yeah, there had to be a ‘but.’ I don’t really like the cover. I don’t think it screams ‘Cinderella retelling.’ It looks a bit… meh. But I think I could get over a less than phenomenal cover, as long as the book lives up to the awesome synopsis! Hopefully this will turn out to be one of those times I’m glad I read the blurb, and didn’t judge the book by its cover.