Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!
So, this week's pick is a bit of an interesting one...
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors!
A lyrical and romantic reimaging of The Ugly Duckling for teens.
Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter – and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her? (summary from Goodreads)
So, okay, that first line piqued my interest, but I must admit that the rest of the summary had me laughing and raising my eyebrows. It's certainly a different spin! Sometimes fairy tale retellings can be hit or miss for me, and while this one does have me a little cautious...I'm at least eager to give it a go!
Suzanne Selfors' The Sweetest Spell is expected to be published 21 August 2012.
What do you think of this one? What are you waiting on?