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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller @WmMorrowBooks #DanielleTeller

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa @ Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.


Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

AUTHOR: Danielle Teller
PUBLISHER: William Morrow
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: May 22, 2018
FORMAT: Hardcover
LENGTH: 384 pages
GENRE: Fantasy, Retellings
ISBN: 9780062798206
In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, told from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderella’s “evil” stepmother.

We all know the story of Cinderella. Or do we?

As rumors about the cruel upbringing of beautiful newlywed Princess Cinderella roil the kingdom, her stepmother, Agnes, who knows all too well about hardship, privately records the true story. . . .

A peasant born into serfdom, Agnes is separated from her family and forced into servitude as a laundress’s apprentice when she is only ten years old. Using her wits and ingenuity, she escapes her tyrannical matron and makes her way toward a hopeful future. When teenaged Agnes is seduced by an older man and becomes pregnant, she is transformed by love for her child. Once again left penniless, Agnes has no choice but to return to servitude at the manor she thought she had left behind. Her new position is nursemaid to Ella, an otherworldly infant. She struggles to love the child who in time becomes her stepdaughter and, eventually, the celebrated princess who embodies everyone’s unattainable fantasies. The story of their relationship reveals that nothing is what it seems, that beauty is not always desirable, and that love can take on many guises.

Lyrically told, emotionally evocative, and brilliantly perceptive, All the Ever Afters explores the hidden complexities that lie beneath classic tales of good and evil, all the while showing us that how we confront adversity reveals a more profound, and ultimately more important, truth than the ideal of “happily ever after.”

I just love fairy tale retellings, and I'd love to hear the story of Cinderella's stepmother. Plus, she's a Canadian author!



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6 comments:

  1. This book sounds quite dark and is already on my wishlist. Great choice!

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  2. I love the idea of reading the POV of the evil stepmother, what a cool idea!

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  3. Oooh! I love dark retellings of fairy tales! Awesome pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  4. Oh yes! I am loving all these alternate telling of beloved fairytale with the villain as the protagonist. This sounds like it will be a good one.

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  5. Adding this one to my wish list - it sounds great!

    Renee ~ My CWW

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  6. Ah, another retelling. Those are so popular! Hope you enjoy it!

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