Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (24)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we all feature upcoming books we're eagerly anticipating.

I've altered things a little to include one book that hasn't come out yet and one that has already been published but I still haven't gotten around to reading yet.

Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb

Goodreads description of Breadcrumbs (September 27, 2011):

Once upon a time, Hazel and Jack were best friends. But that was before he stopped talking to her and disappeared into a forest wth a mysterious woman made of ice. Now it's up to Hazel to go after him. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," BREADCRUMBS is a story of the struggle to hold on, and the things we leave behind.

Why I want to read it:

Because it's a fairy tale retelling. And the cover is beautiful. Do I really need any more reason than that?

Product description of The Fetch (February 2, 2009):

Calder is a Fetch, a death escort, the first of his kind to step from Heaven back to Earth.The first to fall in love with a mortal girl. But when he climbs backwards out of that Death Scene, into the chaos of the Russian Revolution, he tears a wound in the ghost realm, where the spirits begin a revolution of their own.

Why I want to read it: 

I loved Laura's debut A Certain Slant of Light, which was also a ghost romance though not historical fiction. Her first book was beautifully written with characters who nestled their way into my heart. The romance was subtle, tender, and sensitively handled. I'm hoping for more of the same with her sophomore work. Added bonus: The Russian Revolution (and a cover that's sparkly in person).

Have any of you read either of these books? Would you recommend them? 


  1. ME TOO! I love fairy tale retellings, especially when they're of a new, previously unknown (to me) fairy tale. Which this is not. Great choice anyway. One question, though: it looks like it might be MG. Is it?

  2. The Breadcrumbs cover is gorgeous. However designed that is very talented :)

  3. These sound like fun...I'm a fairy tale kind of person...sometimes.

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  4. The Fetch sounds great. I love the historical element.

  5. I love fairy tale retellings so Breadcrumbs sounds like a perfect read to me! I just never get tired of them, and I don't think I've read one dealing with Hansel and Gretel before, so thanks for sharing!

  6. Aww Breadcrumbs sounds amazing. Great pick.

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  7. Breadcrumbs seems so cute! I will add it at my TBR!

  8. Breadcrumbs sounds awesome!!!
    I actually thought it would be a re-telling of Hanzel and Gretel, but it turned to be Snow Queen instead - I love me some Snow Queen!!!

    I'll definitely add it to my list!

    The Fetch sounds interesting too, but I'm more of a fairy tale girl ;)

    Awesome picks

  9. I am also interested in reading Breadcrumbs! You always like the coolest books :)

  10. Breadcrumbs sounds great! Never heard of it but will put it on my trb pile.

  11. Fairy tale re-tells are among my favorites!

  12. The cover of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu is so cute!

  13. I've read A Certain Slant of Light, and Fetch. I liked the first one better, but I really liked Fetch also -- great characters, like you said, and an interesting story -- and I love historical fiction, so that appealed to me to. You won't be disappointed.

  14. Two great books I can't wait to read! Thanks for bringing them to my attention :)

  15. Breadcrumbs is one I have on my TBR. I'm looking forward to reading it. The cover rocks! (like you said). The second book sounds good, too. I heard A Certain Slant of Light was exciting.

  16. Breadcrumbs sounds wonderful, great find!!!

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

  17. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

    Ruby, I think it is MG. Amazon says 9-12, which is usually their MG designation.

    Nic, I agree!

    Jenny, Doesn’t it look like a Hansel and Gretel story? Especially when titled Breadcrumbs. But I think it’s The Snow Queen. I wonder if it will be a combination of the two.

    Amy, Thank you for following! I hope you enjoy your time here.

    Alex, That’s what I thought, too. I wonder if maybe it’s a combination of the two stories? The names and the title just seem so much like Hansel and Getel.

    Annette, Ooh, thanks for the feedback about Fetch!

    Gina, I loved A Certain Slant of Light, but I don’t know if I’d call it exciting. It takes a very different turn about midway through that was a little jarring at first, but overall I really liked it. The relationships are so tender and sweet.

  18. You always come up with the most interesting books. How do you hear about all of these unique titles? Library?

  19. Logan, Not so much from work. Pretty much it all boils down to good old obsession :P I troll Goodreads, Amazon, blogs, and author sites like a mad woman.

  20. Small--
    If you promise to review it, I might be able to get you a copy of Breadcrumbs. And I have a Certain Slant of Light but haven't read it yet (imagine that). The Fetch looks great!


  21. Breadcrumbs looks so cute! Beautiful cover :)

  22. Breadcrumbs looks absolutely adorable! I agree with you - it's the only reason I need to read it. :)


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