Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Beauty by Nancy Ohlin

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 BEAUTY by Nancy Ohlin.  BEAUTY releases on May 7, 2013 from Simon Pulse.

Looks to kill for...

Ana is nothing like her glamorous mother, Queen Veda, whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses. Alas, Queen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—including her daughter.

And despite Ana’s attempts to be plain to earn her mother’s affection,
she’s sent away to the kingdom’s exclusive boarding school.

At the Academy, Ana is devastated when her only friend abandons her for the popular girls. Isolated and alone, Ana resolves to look like a true princess to earn the acceptance she desires.

But when she uncovers the dangerous secret that makes all of the girls at the Academy so gorgeous, just how far will Ana go to fit in?
First off....Cover LOVE!!!!  I think this cover is gorgeous!  The sweeping dress is beautiful, and I love the single rose that is so deep it looks almost black.  Ohhhh...the symbolism!
This sounds kind of like Snow White to me in a way, and I love fairy tale retellings, so if it is, Yay!  But then, it also sounds a little like Cinderella--being plain to not anger her mother.  Maybe its a mixture of many fairy tales.  Either way, I love the mystery surroundind the boarding school; and I'm a sucker for powerful women villains.  So, Go Queen Veda Go!!  If only May weren't so far away!
What are you waiting on?