Waiting on Wednesday – Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
What can I say? I love stories that are described as haunting. And sometimes I am a sucker for the evil mother or step mother type stories, so I am quite curious about how these sisters’ mother could be so bad that the evil stepmothers of fairytales don’t seem so bad. This sounds like it could be an amazing read. I mean, even the title is beautiful, yet dark.
Author: Kat Howard
Expected publication: January 26th, 2015
Publisher: Saga Press
Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love in this haunting debut fantasy novel from “a remarkable young writer” (Neil Gaiman).
What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to give up to create great art?
Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales because she couldn’t imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program—Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there’s more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she’s dreamed about as a child, but it’s one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart’s desire.
6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Roses and Rot by Kat Howard”
Ha ha we’re both on the same wavelength this week;-) AWESOME choice!
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I had this marked down as to-read when I saw the description at Edelweiss. I don’t remember if the cover was up at the time though, I think I would have remembered how creepy and atmospheric it looked 🙂
Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday 09/16/15
Saying you can’t imagine how something else could worse is justing inviting disaster to happen. And love the cover too; that blue flowers and design over that sepia(?) background.
DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape) recently posted…Book Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
This one does sound really good, title and synopsis! Great pick! You can check out my WOW in the link below.
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I saw this over on BBB as well, it looks so good! I could definitely be in the mood for a little Gothic horror. And that title with the cover art is a winning combination!
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Ohh, I like the look of this one – very much so. I think it would be a perfect read for Winter/Jan.
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