“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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36 comments on ““Waiting” On Wednesday: A Wicked Thing

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:48 PM

      Yay!! Hopefully it’s as amazing as it looks ;)

  1. winterhavenbooks July 23, 2014 12:20 AM

    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. :)

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:48 PM

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

  2. stephaniebrown04 July 23, 2014 12:33 AM

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

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:50 PM

      Agree! The cover is sooooooo pretty right!

  3. Nick @ Nick's Book Blog July 23, 2014 12:50 AM

    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

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:51 PM

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

  4. Becky @ Stories & Sweeties July 23, 2014 2:12 AM

    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!

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:53 PM

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

  5. Milka Read.Read.Read. July 23, 2014 3:02 AM

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

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:54 PM

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

  6. Tanja July 23, 2014 3:20 AM

    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?

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:55 PM

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

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:55 PM

      I’m definitely swooning over the cover, haha.

  7. Laquesha July 23, 2014 6:41 AM

    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! :)

    xoxo,
    Laquesha @BookLover2.0

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:56 PM

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

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:58 PM

      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.

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:59 PM

      Hopefully it lives up to our expectations!

  8. Sandra July 23, 2014 2:01 PM

    I’ve seen this one several times today. It sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it!
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    • Cyn July 23, 2014 8:59 PM

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

  9. fiza July 23, 2014 4:51 PM

    I just heard of this one, I absolutely need to read this :D

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    • Cyn July 23, 2014 9:00 PM

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

  10. 88dreamers July 23, 2014 5:17 PM

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

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 9:01 PM

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

    • Cyn July 23, 2014 9:01 PM

      Agree! Retellings for the win! Thanks!

  11. Book Swoon July 23, 2014 9:25 PM

    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 :)

  12. rlsharpe July 24, 2014 9:05 AM

    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.

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  13. Rachel @ Paper Cuts July 24, 2014 6:55 PM

    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. :D Great pick!!

  14. Sabrinamk July 25, 2014 3:10 PM

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

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