Between book blogs, Amazon and fantasticfiction.co.uk, I've just added a bunch of books that I think look interesting to my Amazon wishlists. I thought I'd share them here.
In the Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
I've asked my library to purchase this one. I hope they do as it sounds interesting and the excerpt on Ryan's site reads well.
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn... Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.
I admit, but attention was first caught by the cover. It's not usual these days to have a woman in an old-fashioned dress with some or all of her head cut off on a cover, but the way she is moving rather than still on this one was what caught my attention. I'm also generally interested in fairy tale retellings, although I don't read as many as I might. I've also requested that the library purchase this one. They have a good YA section, so I'm hoping they will.