Waiting on Wednesday 178 – Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

Waiting on Wednesday is a topic brought to life by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. With Waiting On Wednesday you get to introduce to everyone upcoming books you are looking forward to!

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay book cover

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Coming July 23, 2013 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers

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 one sounds SO awesome and the cover is absolutely stunning. I’m very excited for it!

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18 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday 178 – Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

  1. Michael says:

    I picked this same one for my Waiting on Wednesday. Completely agree with what you said. I can not wait for this one either. =]
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  2. This sounds interesting! I like the cover too, so evocative.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
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  3. I’m also dying to read this one. It looks so good.

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  4. Oh, oh!I have this one on my TBR Pile! Great pick and enjoy reading! :D

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  5. I like it :) I couldn’t imagine being raised only to be a human sacrifice… *shudders*.. great choice!

    My WoW

    Happy Reading :)
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  6. jaime says:

    what an interesting take on beauty and the beast! I’m intrigued! Definitely adding it to my list! Great pick!

    Here’s My WoW!


  7. This book is perfect for me. I love fairytales and retellings, the cover is pretty and it sounds so unique! I definitely can’t wait :)
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  8. Bonnie says:

    Another fairytale/retelling! Love those types of stories… great pick!
    My WoW Pick!

  9. This is on my TBR list! so excited for this one to come out as well! I love fairy-tale adaptations (as you can tell by my huge obsession with the Lunar Chronicles). BEAUTIFUL cover. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I shall join you in anticipation of this book :D
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  10. Hm, sounds cool! Just wish the cover had more to do with the story (vs. just looking gothic).
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  11. I want to read this too! I love Beauty and the Beast stories and this one has an original concept that I like. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. I’m always a sucker for fairytale retellings, but Beauty and Beast retellings – I can’t resist! I love the cover too! Can’t wait for July!
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  13. Rachel says:

    I waited on this last week! I LOVE Beauty and the Beast, so I’m super excited for it! Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf
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  14. I love fairy tale retellings so this one was immediately on my radar. Excited to see reviews!
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  15. I just recently added this to my TBR list! It looks great!!
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  16. Krystianna says:

    I read Stacey Jay’s Juliet Immortal a while back and I really want to read more from her. I’ll definitely be picking this one up. :) Great pick!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
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  17. Miss Remmers says:

    This looks great! I love the cover!!
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  18. Katie says:

    I need this book in my life. Not want, need! Great pick!
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