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Waiting on Wednesday: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

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July 23, 2013
Delacorte Press

Synopsis:

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. 

Why I’m Excited:

I love each and every one of Stacey Jay’s books so I am super excited to dive into her newest. I’ve always loved Beauty and the Beast and her take on it should be quite interesting. icon smile Waiting on Wednesday: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

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  1. Eek! I can’t wait to read this one as well! I was just looking at it on Goodreads, because I was comparing Cruel Beauty to it. Great choice! I hope we both enjoy it when we get the chance to read it ^_^

    Check out my WoW post!

  2. i’ve been trying to “buy” this on randombuzzers with no luck. it’s always sold out by the time i visit.

    check out my WoW

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

  3. i definitely want to read this too!!

  4. Ooh, this sounds good! I love retellings :)

    Great WoW choice!

  5. I’ve never read any Stacey Jay, but I love retellings especially original ones, and this one sounds awesome! Great pick!

    My WoW

  6. This looks so good. I can’t wait to read this one either. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books’ WoW

  7. Wow, this looks amazing! Great post :)
    ~becca

  8. I have this in my TBR pile and this makes me want to attack it, like right now. I am so happy that Stacey lives nearby.

  9. I am so excited to read this as well! a nice pick :)

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

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