Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday Vol. 7




Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This weeks Waiting on Wednesday features some novels I've found on various book blogs that have caught my eye !


Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (May 8th of 2012)


Synopsis It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.
When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.
The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?
I have seen this cover everywhere and after reading the synopsis I really like the fairytale aspect to it. Also isn't Sunday a great name ?

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (Feb. 2012)


Synopsis : Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes. 

Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during the tragedy. Others—including the gallant Midwestern tycoon—are not so lucky. 

On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic.

I'm not familiar with aftermath stories about  the Titanic, but this one sounds like it could be interesting, I am especially intersted in the media aspect of it. I mean were there really hearings about the Titanic ?

Also, Has anyone noticed an influx of books with characters named Tess ?







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21 comments :

  1. Enchanted has such a pretty cover! I cant wait to read all of these books.

    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-15.html

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  2. Omg a TITANIC STORY! I love the Titanic! Looks great :)

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  3. Enchanted sounds great but The Dressmaker was the one to really grab my attention. I want to read it!!! Great picks this week!

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  4. Both of these sound like they'll be fantastic, The Dressmaker particularly. Great choices!

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  5. They both sound great but I must admit I do love a new take on a fairy tale and I've never seen the Frog Prince redone before. I'm keeping an eye out for that one.

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  6. Enchanted has one of the most gorgeous covers ever. Definitely a pine worthy title. And who can resist a Titanic themed book? I sure can't. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. The Titanic isn't really my thing, but Enchanted sounds wonderful (and I love the cover). I'm a total sucker for retellings of classic fairy tales!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Jess
    The Romanceaholic

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  8. Enchanted sounds very interesting. I like the cover! Great pick for this week! Thank you for sharing! I'm glad I've stopped by.

    Nice blog, by the way!

    Sam

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  9. Tess & Titanic? That reminds me of Fateful by Claudia Gray. But the summary sounds intriguing nonetheless.
    I also can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Enchanted - it sounds amazing. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

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  10. I dont like the cover of The Dressmaker but the blurb is really intriguing!

    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  11. I'm very excited to be reading The Dressmaker soon, and Enchanted sounds really wonderful! Great picks!!

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  12. Both of these sound really cool! Great picks!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  13. Enchanted sounds adorable! I do love a well-done fairy tale. :) Great pick!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  14. I love the Enchanted cover! I've never heard of The Dressmaker, but I have a small obsession with Titanic stories so I'm sold! Great picks! New follower!

    Here's mine: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-6-every-other-day.html

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  15. I love fairy tale retellings and Enchanted sounds like just what I need. Auto-acquire, definitely. And The Dressmaker sounds like it's going to be terribly emotional, as all Titanic-ish stories happen to be. Still, I looove Historical Fiction so this another book I'm for sure reading :)

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  16. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I LOVE this blog layout! *lol*

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  17. Enchanted has such a gorgeous cover! Excellent choices. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  18. I'm waiting for Enchanted too partly because of the pretty cover :) I haven't heard of The Dressmaker but it sounds interesting. Great picks!

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  19. Both of these sounds really good! The Dressmaker especially - I love to hear about Titanic in books! :)

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

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  20. Brilliant picks - I've been excited about Enchanted since first saw the cover and the Dressmaker sounds great (although not sure like how given away who survives in the synopsis - takes away the suspense)

    My WoW this week

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