Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #24 - While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I am anticipating While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell. It's due out February 20, 2014 by Amy Einhorn Books/ Putnam. 

You know I love a good fairy tale retelling. This one promises to be interesting.  It's an adult tale and not a YA title.

From Netgalley:
It's told from the point of view of Elise Dalriss, the companion, to the real princess who slept. Elise is now old and has a great-grand-daughter who has heard a minstrel tell the tale of the sleeping beauty. Elise knows all is not as it was in the story. And as only Elise understands too well, the truth is no fairytale.

From While Beauty Slept re-imagines the legend through the lens of historical fiction, telling the story as if it really happened. A Gothic tale of suspense and ambition, love and loss, it interweaves the story of a royal family and the servants who see behind the glamorous facade, following the journey of a young woman as she lives out a destiny that leads her to the brink of death. 

What book are you waiting on this week?


  1. I love retellings and historical fiction. This sounds like a good one!

  2. New to me thanks for sharing! Hope you can stop by mine.

  3. Ooh that sounds really good! I love fairy tales, and retellings. Thanks for sharing!
    My WOW post is here if you want to check it out.