Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #57: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

February 3, 2015
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
I don't much go in for middle grade novels, but this one I have to read. A retelling of Beauty and the Beast where the beast is a girl? Yes please! Something different. It's told in first person point of view from the girl's perspective. 

From the publisher: 

Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She’s grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn’t know that it’s magic her parents are running from.

When Sarah’s mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents—people she has never met, didn’t even know were still alive.

Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.

I hope it works well. I like the novelty of a girl that is the beast. And I wonder, among other things, what if anything Sarah's mother walking out on the family has to do with the curse coming to fruition for her father.

What do you think? What's your WoW? Let us know. Leave a link or a title in the comments and Thanks for coming by!


  1. I like that the girl is a beast. This could be really interesting and I'm looking forward to it.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Nick - My WoW

    1. Your WoW looks good too. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

  2. This does sound like a really interesting twist on the original fairy tale. Cool pick!!

    Here's My WoW.

    1. Thanks! Your pick is good too. Nora Roberts has a gift for writing romances.

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    1. Thanks! Your looks really good too. Added it to my TBR list.