Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Warped by Maurissa Guibord

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!

Coming January 11, 2011!

Warped by Maurissa Guibord

A love story that crosses centuries...and hangs by a thread.

"By warp and weft I bind thee..."

Tessa Brody doesn't believe in magic. Or Fate. But all that changes the day she discovers a dusty unicorn tapestry in a box of old books The wild, handsome creature woven within it draws Tessa, and frightens her too. When she pulls a silver thread from the tapestry, Tessa accidentally releases a terrible secret-one that has been contained for centuries. She also meets William de Chaucy, a young sixteenth-century nobleman with gorgeous eyes, an odd accent and haughty attitude to spare. His fate is as inextricably tied to the tapestry as Tessa's own. Together with Will, Tessa must overcome a crafty, ancient enemy. That is, if she can get along with "his lordship" long enough. And do it before her whole life unravels.

My thoughts: For some reason this book kind of reminds me of Beauty and the Beast - and I LOVE Beauty and the Beast. I think it's because the boy is apparently trapped in this tapestry with some kind of curse, waiting for the girl to come along and save him - like Beast is cursed to be a beast until Belle comes along to love him. This sounds like an intriguing story. It seems to hint at reincarnation ("A love story that crosses centuries"), which fascinates me. I'm also a sucker for heroes named Will lately (I think it's because they're all snarky and smoldering) and it sounds like Tessa and Will do a fair amount of bickering, which amuses me. Plus, they're being hunted by an ancient enemy and there's definitely plenty of magic woven (pardon the pun) into this story. And isn't that opening quote hypnotizing? "By warp and weft I bind thee..." It sounds like a fun read!

What upcoming release are you anxiously awaiting this week?

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Caroline, the Bookworm said...

Sounds fantastic. Arg, the list just keeps growing..

Aylee said...

Main characters named Tessa and Will? That's a funny coincidence! Anyway, it sounds interesting. Can't wait to read some reviews about it!

GMR said...

Nice pick! So many great ones coming of my "waiting on" titles would have to be DARKEST MERCY by Melissa Marr. Happy reading!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Ooh! Nice one; this is so going on my TBR list.

Lisa_sps said...

Sounds amazing!!!!
Happy Readings!

danya said...

Yep, this one's on my wishlist too! There hasn't been much about unicorns recently in YA so it's great to see that mythical creature coming back :)

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Aylee - I thought the same thing about Tessa/Will! LOL!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

This one is a new one for me. :) But it really does sound like a great read. Thanks!

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