4/17/2013

Waiting on Wednesday #25: Beauty's Daughter






Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
Beauty's Daughter by Carolyn Meyer.

Expected Publication: October 8, 2013
by: Harcourt Children's Books.

Goodreads Blurb:
The Spartan princess Hermione is the daughter of Helen, who is known as the most beautiful woman in the ancient world. When Helen runs off to Troy with the handsome young Prince Paris, Hermione's father, King Menelaus, erupts in fury. He amasses a thousand ships and sails for Troy, determined to reclaim Helen. This is the beginning of the Trojan War.
For the next ten years, young Hermione lives outside the walls of Troy and is a witness to the battles that result in the death of heroes on both sides. Can she ever forgive her mother for creating such chaos? And will Hermione find her own love and her own place in the world?



Why I'm excited: I LOVE the ancient world and all its mythology and stories. I find there really aren't enough ancient history novels in YA, so I can't wait to devour this one. I also love that it's from a perspective you wouldn't usually consider.

What are you waiting on this week?

18 comments:

  1. I agree there need to be more ancient history YA novels out there! This one sounds like a winner as well!


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    1. I certainly hope so! I love the ancient stories, so I'm excited for this.

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  2. What a beautiful cover. Haven't heard of this one yet so I appreciate the introduction! Thanks!

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    1. It is a gorgeous cover, I agree! Glad I could introduce you :)

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  3. Wow I love stories like this!!! Coming of age in a violent world... another to add to the list=)
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    1. Right? I love it too! And her being Helen's daughter should make it especially interesting.

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  4. Great pick! I hadn't heard of this one, yet. Having Helen's daughter be the narrator is a new twist to the story.
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    1. I'm definitely excited about the new angle that will bring!

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  5. Have this one on my TBR already. Definitely cannot wait for this to be in my hands. Great pick.

    Courtney Ann @ Rondo of a Possible World
    Waiting on Wednesday

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    1. I can't wait either. I'm hoping it'll be good!

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  6. This does sound good. I love mythology, and this sounds like an original take. New follower on Bloglovin.

    Kat
    www.katsbookbuzz.net

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    1. That's one reason I'm so excited: it's a totally new perspective on a classic myth. Thanks! :)

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  7. It sounds like an interesting read. I'll have to check it out. :)

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    1. I'm really looking forward to it!

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  8. Oh wow this sounds awesome!! I love mythology.

    Great pick!

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    1. I love it too, so I hope it lives up to my idea of what it could be based on its myth.

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I'd love to hear what you think!