Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where bloggers can feature anticipated upcoming book releases.
I need to get my hands on Hunted by Meagan Spooner.
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
I haven’t heard too much about this Russian-influenced fairytale retelling but with the upcoming live-action movie remake with Emma Watson, I thought to honor Beauty and the Beast. As a lover of YA fantasy, this book is right up my alley: woods, castles, love, etc. I think the twist, of Yeva being a huntress will make for a fierce female protagonist. From some reviews, I’ve discovered that the writing is eloquent and beautiful to read. And so, another book is added to my TBR. *sighs* I will never be able to read all of my pile at this point. But it’s a wonderful feeling to have.