Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Princess of the Silver Woods

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at the Breaking the Spine.  

So, this is not going to be a regular feature here on my blog because I don't usually follow books that have not yet been published.  I tend to find books by browsing library shelves and by seeing what other people are reading.  However, every now and then I do have a book I waiting for.  When I do, I'll share them with you.

I am super excited for Jessica Day George's The Princess of the Silver Woods.  If you haven't already checked out her other books, get yourself to a library or bookstore now.  They are all fairytale-esqe and tend toward younger YA with some middle grade, so they're great for curling up in a blanket with a cup of cider for the afternoon.  I absolutely loved her Dragon Slippers.  Spunky heroine, different take on dragons, fairytale references.  It is definitely one of my favorite books.  

Princess of the Midnight Ball was good and Princess of Glass was one of my favorite Cinderella retellings (after Ever After and Ella Enchanted, of course).  Different from other retellings, Cinderella is not our main character.  She's actually ignored for the first chunk of the book, which makes the book much more interesting for me.  Now, I am really interested to see how Day George handles Little Red Riding Hood.  And a Robin Hood tie-in?  I'm in.  I love archery.  I love fairytales.  I love Day George's books.

The Princess of the Silver Woods--Jessica Day George
December 11, 2012--by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
336 pages--Goodreads 

When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

Is anyone else waiting for this one?  Are there other books coming out soon you're waiting on?


  1. Bloomsbury does a very good job of doing re-tellings of Fairytales. Great WOW pick.


  2. I might pick this up when it get to my library. I did enjoy Princess of the Midnight Ball. Glad to know the story continues!
    Sarah's YA Blog



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