Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Two and Twenty Dark Tales

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

This week I'm waiting on... 

Two and Twenty Dark Tales edited by Georgia McBride and Michelle Zink

* Book will be released October 16, 2012 (but it looks like it is available early at some websites)

Check out the description from Goodreads:

"In this anthology, 20 authors explore the dark and hidden meanings behind some of the most beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes through short story retellings. The dark twists on classic tales range from exploring whether Jack truly fell or if Jill pushed him instead to why Humpty Dumpty, fragile and alone, sat atop so high of a wall. The authors include Nina Berry, Sarwat Chadda, Leigh Fallon, Gretchen McNeil, and Suzanne Young."

I'm a fan of anthologies because you get a great sampling of a lot of different kinds of writing and stories.  They are also a good place to discover authors that you might have never thought about reading before.  I also love retellings of fairy tales because they let you see old characters in new ways, so these retellings of rhymes should make for some intriguing stories.


  1. This looks great!
    I am doing a fairytale subject at Uni at the moment and this has defiantly caught my eye :-)
    Thank for the great pick!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Bibliognome. :) Nice, it does look like a great one to check out especially if you like fairytales.

  2. Wow, seems like a good one! Added on my tbr. :)
    Here's my WoW.
    Have a great day!
    *New GFC follower. :)

    1. Hi, here's hoping you have a great day too. Thanks, glad you're going to add the book to your pile. :)

  3. I've read this one and it was decent. I hope you're going to love it :)

    WoW @thedailyprophecy.

    1. Nice, glad to hear it was good. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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