{Waiting on Wednesday} STRAY by Elissa Sussman

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STRAY comes out October 7, 2014!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. This event highlights our most-wanted upcoming releases!

Title: STRAY
Author: Elissa Sussman
Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow // HarperCollins



This sounds a lot like a YA version of Mercedes Lackey's THE FAIRY GODMOTHER (probably my favorite of her 500 Kingdoms novels). I already want to know more about the Order of Fairy Godmothers. Not to mention the way Aislynn needs to balance The Path with what she wants out of life.

I'm interested to see how well this one is pulled off!


Princess Aislynn knows all about the curse. Its magic is a part of her, like her awkward nose and thin fingers. It’s also something she can’t control. And girls who can’t control their abilities have a tendency to disappear. So for her own protection, Aislynn is sworn into the Order of Fairy Godmothers where she must spend the rest of her life chaste and devoted to serving another royal family. 

Tasked with tending to the sweet, but sheltered Princess Linnea, Aislynn also finds a reluctant friend in the palace gardener, Thackery, who makes no secret of his disdain for her former life. The more time they spend together, though, the more she begins to doubt the rules she has observed so obediently. As Aislynn’s feelings threaten to undo the sacred vows she has taken, she risks not only her own life but Linnea’s as well. With the princess engaged to a devoted follower of The Path, there are some who would do anything to keep Aislynn from straying.

What are you anxiously waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. I have mixed feelings about this book, I'm not sure if I'm anxiously awaiting it or fearing it, for some reason I feel like this one could either be really good or really not good. But I do love the cover and I will probably end up picking this one up when it comes out, if only to find out more about the order of fairy godmothers. =)

  2. This is the first I've read of a book that tackles fairy godmothers :) How interesting is that? Thanks for sharing.

    My WoW pick :)

  3. I have never heard of this one before. This one sounds really good and interesting. Plus the cover catches your attention. Have a lovely day.

    Books of Love

  4. See, I'm not sure about it, on one hand it does sound pretty amazing, on the other...by the cover you wouldn't. Still, I'm interested to give it a try! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. I've been seeing this book around, so I'm excited to see you've chosen it!! :) It does sound pretty amazing.

    My WoW


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