Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Ruth Frances Long.  THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS releases on August 16th from Dial Books.


A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.

When I first read the blurb on this one, I thought it was kind of quirky.  However, the more I thought about it, the more it intrigued me.  I find myself curious about the dangerous creatures in Ruth's world, and I can't wait to see how the world of fairy tales is cast in darkness instead of the typical happy-ever-after, let's frollick through the forest hand in hand, and then ride away on a white steed to a castle in the clouds paradigm we all know too well.  Plus--there's Jack...I love me a magnetic boy with secrets!!!  I can't wait for this one!!!!