Waiting on Wednesday 45

July 17, 2013 Bookish 13

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!

13 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday 45”

  1. Captain Bec (@Ransom_Reads)

    Fairy Tale retellings are AMAZING and I love pretty much all of them. Especially the dark and violent ones. Those are great. I will give up my firstborn if it means I get a copy of this 🙂

  2. georgiewhatshereads

    this looks right up my street. thank you for sharing, definitely adding this to my TBR list

  3. michelleandleslie

    i don’t usually pick up anthologies but i like reimagined books and there’s a few authors in this one whose book i enjoy. will keep it book in mind.

  4. Miss Mimz

    I’d never seen/heard of this one before but I WANT IT. It sounds fantastic and I’m beyond excited about it now 😀 Fab pick girl, thanks for sharing!

  5. Kritika

    Wow, those retellings sound really cool. And I’ll read anything if Neil Gaiman wrote (part of) it!
    I’ve added you on goodreads so I can stay updated with your reviews!
    Here’s my WOW post

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