Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (51) Damsel Distressed

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:02 AM with 15 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

17788889 Damsel Distressed

Author: Kelsey Macke
Publisher: Spencer Hill
Release Date: October 14, 2014

Link to Goodreads:
Hot girls get the fairy tales. No one cares about the stepsisters' story. Those girls don't get a sweet little ending; they get a lifetime of longing

Imogen Keegen has never had a happily ever after–in fact, she doesn’t think they are possible. Ever since her mother’s death seven years ago, Imogen has pulled herself in and out of therapy, struggled with an “emotionally disturbed” special ed. label, and loathed her perma-plus-sized status.

When Imogen’s new stepsister, the evil and gorgeous Ella Cinder, moves in down the hall, Imogen begins losing grip on the pieces she’s been trying to hold together. The only things that gave her solace–the theatre, cheese fries, and her best friend, Grant–aren’t enough to save her from her pain this time.

While Imogen is enjoying her moment in the spotlight after the high school musical, the journal pages containing her darkest thoughts get put on display. Now, Imogen must resign herself to be crushed under the ever-increasing weight of her pain, or finally accept the starring role in her own life story.

And maybe even find herself a happily ever after.

Why I'm Excited:

This sounds like a cute update of Cinderella from the not-so-evil stepsister's perspective. I wouldn't think this was a retelling, but the name Ella Cinder is a dead giveaway. Imogen sounds really interesting and I love books that feature school productions (random, I know). Also, I'm in love with that plump bird on the cover. 

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  1. Jenny worked wonders on that cover! It is a work of art. Great pick :)

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  2. I love the sound of this one Natalie! Adding it to my TBR list :) Thanks for sharing this.

    My WoW pick :)

  3. This sounds interesting, but not really my type of read. The cover is so pretty though! :)
    Waiting on Wednesday
    One Broke Girl

  4. I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds really good! I am currently reading another retelling of Cinderella from the stepsister's perspective (The Stepsister's Tale by Tracy Barrett) and I really like it.

  5. I love the idea of a retelling from the stepsister's perspective….definitely sounds like a fun read! This is new to me, so I'll be adding it to my TBR list. I absolutely LOVE that cover, too. Great pick!

  6. I had not heard about this before, but it does sound quite interesting, especially due to the POV of the stepsister. I will definitely keep my eye on this - thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Lovely, artistic cover. The blurb is interesting too. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  8. This sounds really good! I'm adding it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing.
    My WoW

  9. Oh, this sounds really cute! I like retelling!
    My WoW

  10. Hmmmm sounds interesting.
    Found you via Bloglovin' - my recent discovery!!!!

  11. Haven't heard of this one before and must say it does sound interesting. That plump bird on the cover is pretty cute :)

  12. I hadn't heard of this one before, but I do like the idea of the story being told from the stepsister's perspective. Great pick! ~Pam

  13. Isn't this interesting? No one ever writes stories about the step sisters, so this is a nice change. Great pick!

  14. It'll be fun to get a different perspective, and definitely from one that's portrayed bad in the original. See, I was confused on whether it is a sort of retelling or if they just ran with the Cinderella theme or what. Either way, sounds fun! :)


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