Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WoW: Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas

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Title: Ash and Bramble 
Author: Sarah Prineas
RELEASE DATE: September 15th 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen

Goodreads Blurb: 

When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.
Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker. 
Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after. 
Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.
I absolutely love fairy tale retellings (here's a list of my favorites), but THAT COVER> strongly dislike... it's seems so simple and boring- nothing like what the blurb promises. 

On a slightly more buoyant note, I do anticipate the "twist": the Godmother is the villain! And Cinderella retellings have rarely disappointed, so I do expect this to be at least a pleasant and enjoyable read, if not downright amazing. 

However, I am worried that this book will end up similar to the generic fairy tale knockoffs -__- I really hope it has a voice of it's own and will be better than what the blurb promises! 

That mention of swords makes me super excited :