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Waiting On Wednesday: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

01 May

Waiting on Wednesday. This is aweekly event hosted by Crystal Walker, Ana Carter, Shannon Medeiros, Cassandra Livingston, Chennel Lee, and Sophia Carter that spotlites upcoming new releases that we’re highly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

 Of Beast and Beauty

Of Beast and Beauty

Library Binding, 400 pages
Expected publication: July 23rd 2013 by 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.

What are you waiting on?

Link me up!!! :)

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2 responses to “Waiting On Wednesday: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

  1. writerlysam

    May 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I can NOT wait to read this! I’ve loved every single one of Stacey’s books and they just keep getting better *totally hooked*

     

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