Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases.
This week I’ve picked Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
- Expected publication: October 22nd 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
- ISBN13: 9780316212946 ISBN10: 0316212946
- Goodreads / The Book Depository
The best writers of our generation retell the classics.
Literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them; ones that have become ingrained in modern culture; and ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and then reassemble them for a new generation of readers.
Today’s most acclaimed authors use their own unique styles to rebuild these twelve timeless stories:
Sir Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene – Saladin Ahmed
W. W. Jacobs’s “The Monkey’s Paw” – Kelley Armstrong
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” – Holly Black
“Sleeping Beauty” – Neil Gaiman
The Brothers Grimm’s “Rumpelstiltskin” – Kami Garcia
Kate Chopin’s The Awakening – Melissa Marr
Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King” – Garth Nix
Henry James’s “The Jolly Corner” – Tim Pratt
E. M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” – Carrie Ryan
Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto – Margaret Stohl
William Seabrook’s “The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban” – Gene Wolfe
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” – Rick Yancey
And six illustrations by Charles Vess
Must. Have. Immediately.
I love fairytale retellings, and some of my favourite authors are going to be in this! I can’t wait.
I’d love to see what you are waiting on … please leave links and I’ll be sure to check them out!