“Waiting” On Wednesday: A Wicked Thing

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

A Wicked Thing - Rhiannon ThomasA Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publication date: February 24th 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Add on: Goodreads

A spinning wheel. A prick of a finger. A terrible curse.

One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairytale.

Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. Everyone expects Aurora to marry her betrothed and restore magic and peace to the kingdom before revolution tears it apart. But after a lifetime spent locked in a tower for her own safety, Aurora longs for the freedom to make her own choices. When she meets a handsome rebel, he tempts her to abandon everything for a different kind of life.

As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her.

With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

So personally I think Sleeping Beauty/Aurora is the boring princess of the lot, but I can’t resist a pretty cover, aha. And this story does sound pretty interesting since Aurora actually (might) gets to do something!! I’m glad the author brings attention to the fact that her “true love” is really a stranger (“You can’t marry someone you just met!”), but the same time a charming rebel is here to sweep her off her feet? Really? /end random rant. But seriously, it does sound interesting! I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings.

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Author: Cyn

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  1. I just heard about this one, too, and I’m so excited for it!!! *Grabby hands*

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Yay!! Hopefully it’s as amazing as it looks 😉

  2. Love fairy tale re-makes. Second one I’ve come across tonight! I’ll definitely keep my eye out for it. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Thanks! It’s hard to resist fairy tale retellings, isn’t it!

  3. I’m DYING over this book. Nereyda showed it to me today, and now I’ve been drooling over it!

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Agree! The cover is sooooooo pretty right!

  4. I’m excited about this too! It was my pick last week and I can’t wait to read it. I love that Aurora doesn’t seem like a doormat as well.
    Great pick! 🙂

    Nick – My WoW

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Yes! Aurora not being a doormat! that’s why I like the idea of this book, haha. Hopefully we both love it!

  5. I, too, am loving all these fairy tale retellings that give our classic princesses a good dose of strength added to their characters. This sounds awesome, and I’m drooling over that cover!

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Yes, so happy for the influx of fairy tale retellings especially with the badass princesses!

  6. I’ve seen this on several WoW posts this week, and no wonder since this one sounds AWESOME!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      I’m glad this is making it’s round in the book world, definitely agree, it sounds great!

  7. Tanja says: Reply

    I have seen this one around and it sounds really good. I like retellings so I hope to read this one. Great pick 🙂

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      I’m such a sucker for retellings, haha. Hopefully we both love it!

  8. I love the beautiful cover and it sounds pretty amazing!

    A nice WoW! Sharon – Obsession with Books

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      I’m definitely swooning over the cover, haha.

  9. Sleeping Beauty, honestly, is my favourite Disney princess story and having it in YA book form will be awesome! I’ll definitely want to read this! 🙂

    Laquesha @BookLover2.0

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Yay! She’s actually me least favourite, but she should really awesome in this retelling (: I hope you enjoy it!

  10. Not too sure about is one, does sound interesting, but is it bad to not want to read a book based on the character from Once Upon a Time that you really hate? Probably… 😉

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Haha, sometimes it can’t be helped! I don’t think I got far into into OUAT to met Sleeping Beauty…either that or she was pretty forgettable haha.

  11. This one sounds like it’s going to be an amazing retelling. Good pick.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Hopefully it lives up to our expectations!

  12. Sandra says: Reply

    I’ve seen this one several times today. It sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Guess it was a popular one today, haha! Thanks (:

  13. fiza says: Reply

    I just heard of this one, I absolutely need to read this 😀

    My WoW

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      It sounds amazing doesn’t it! 2015 is too far away!

  14. I am waiting for this one too, sounds like my kind of book!

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Yay! It’s my kind, too 😉 Hopefully we both love it!

  15. Oooo, yes, I love the sound of this one! Retelling ish for the win! And the cover is great. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it, Cyn!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Cyn says: Reply

      Agree! Retellings for the win! Thanks!

  16. YES!! Squee! Hey, were twins today – Cyn. I love fairy tale retellings, and Princess Aurora sounds like a bit of a rebel heroine in this one, which I’m loving. Great pick 🙂

  17. I love the cover, and the title. I love, love, love fairytale retellings so I am really looking forward to this one. Great pick, thanks for sharing.

    Here’s my WoW

  18. Hahahaha. I so agree! Sleeping Beauty is kind of boring, but I so hope she’s not that here. That pretty cover really does a lot to make me want to read it. 😀 Great pick!!

  19. I can’t wait for this one too, it sounds so amazing!

  20. Sabrinamk says: Reply

    Wow twinsies! Lovely choice! I hope we both love it!

  21. This sounds really interesting! I actually kinda enjoy Sleeping Beauty!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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