Wednesday, November 21, 2012 11:23

WoW 25. Beauty & The life beyond.

BeautyTitle: Beauty.
Author: Nancy Ohlin.
Pages: 208.
Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Simon Pulse.
Looks to kill for...
Ana is nothing like her glamorous mother, Queen Veda, whose hair is black as ravens and whose lips are red as roses. Alas, Queen Veda loathes anyone whose beauty dares to rival her own—including her daughter.
And despite Ana’s attempts to be plain to earn her mother’s affection, she’s sent away to the kingdom’s exclusive boarding school. At the Academy, Ana is devastated when her only friend abandons her for the popular girls. Isolated and alone, Ana resolves to look like a true princess to earn the acceptance she desires. But when she uncovers the dangerous secret that makes all of the girls at the Academy so gorgeous, just how far will Ana go to fit in?
Oh, yum, that sounds like a delicious book! A twist on Snow White is always good.

Title: The life beyond.The Life Beyond (The Other Life, #2)
Author: Susanne Winnacker.
Expected publication: March 1st 2013 by Usborne.
Sort: Part two of ‘The other life.’
My review of The other life/the weepers.
15, 323 hours since Sherry listened to one of her father's bedtime stories. 30, 657 minutes since she heard his laughter.
Sherry's father's life is hanging in the balance... And if he turns into a Weeper, Sherry and Joshua know that the only way to save him lies on the other side of the fence - the barrier cutting them off from the rest of the world.
With Tyler and Rachel, they set off into the unknown, driven by the promise of a cure, and the hope of reclaiming the life they once knew. But they find that there are more than just Weepers standing in their way...
There is no going back. There is only beyond
I liked the first book and I can’t wait to see how this story is going to develop.

What is your pick this week?
Mel1

44 comments:

  1. Hi Mel! This is the first time that I've heard of Beauty. I love retellings! :) Will check this out.

    If you like, come and see my Waiting on Wednesday picks?

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  2. Ooh those look like intriguing reads! Beauty particularly!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I've only have heard about The Life Beyond. The other one sounds interesting though! Thanks for sharing! I may check it out when it comes out :)

    Check out my WoW

    Rachel @ Books to Consider

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  4. Beauty looks really good! Too bad it doesn't come out until May, such a long wait!

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  5. I'm super excited for Beauty! As you know, I'm obsessed with fairy tales, so I'm interested in seeing how this tackles Snow White. Here's my WoW!

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  6. Beauty sounds like Snow White turned into her stepmom. LOVE IT!

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  7. Beauty looks awesome. The cover is gorgeous! I'm a sucker for a pretty face. Off to add it to my TBR List....

    Reading Lark's WOW

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  8. Havent read the first book, but this really does sound interesting! Lovely pick!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  9. Beauty! It looks amazing. I love fairytale retellings. It's the first I've heard of Beauty.

    I'm listening to Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon right now which is also a retelling, although I've not familiar with the tale. It's amazing! Have you read that one?

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    1. No, I haven't read any of her books yet. I'm planning to give them a try soon, because I hear great things about her "Goose girl" I'm not familiar with the tale either, but it's based on the Brothers Grimm "Maid Maleen" and it sounds very interesting :D

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  10. Beauty sounds awesome! Thanks for spotlighting it! I'm definitely adding it to my to-read list, particularly since I LOVE fairy tale retellings. :)

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  11. Both of these books sound amazing! I really like the sound of Beauty and I really want to read it now that I know that it's a re-telling of Snow White :)
    Great choices :)
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

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  12. These look good, and I love the covers.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  13. This is the firs time I've heard of Beauty and it sounds really good. I haven't really read any Snow White retellings.
    I'm also looking forward to The Life Beyond, with the way the first one ended I'm curious to see what happens.

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    1. If you would like more books from Snow White, I really liked 'Snow' from Tracy Lynn :)

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  14. Both of those sound really interesting. And me being the ridiculous fan of Fairy Tales that I am have probably already added Beauty to my list, but I think I'd better check.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW

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  15. Just heard of Beauty a few minutes ago and i'm super excited for it. I've always loved boarding school mysteries.

    Check out my WoW.

    Sangita @ Whisper of Reads.

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  16. I don't think I have ever read a Snow White retelling before. Beauty sounds like it could be good! I also enjoyed The Other Life and look forward to book two. :) Great picks!

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  17. Ooooh, Mel! Beauty looks GOOD! I'm seriously loving the sound of that synopsis, and it sounds like pure fantasy! I LOVE FANTASY ♥♥♥

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  18. Life Beyond looks pretty good! Did anyone else just use a calculator to find out how many day it'd been since Sherry saw her dad?

    Rosie @ YA Novelties

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  19. Beauty sounds awesome! I am definitely going to add it to my to read list!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  20. Beauty sounds great - looks like a good short read!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  21. I haven't heard of Beauty, so I'm really excited about it! I love fairy tale retellings. They're usually really well done.

    Thanks for stopping by our blog!

    -Angie @YA Novelties

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  22. The cover of Beauty! The white dress and the red rose! ahhh *want*
    I haven't read The Other Life, but it's on my tbr :) I thought it was a stand-alone...

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  23. Wow you've picked 2 really good books, these are definitely going on my wishlist, great picks, thanks for stopping by

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  24. These sound awesome. Love the cover for Beauty. Thanks so much for sharing & stopping by my post :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  25. Beauty!!! It sounds awesome! Tell me if its good please!

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  26. Very eager for Beauty! I love the twist on Snow White. I haven't read a ton of retellings, but the ones I have keep me wanting more and more.

    And ooooh this is my first time seeing The Life Beyond cover! Love it. I enjoyed the first book too, so I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress.

    Two fabulous peeks, m'dear! <3

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  27. Beauty sounds pretty awesome -- I hadn't heard of it at all!

    My WoW

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  28. I can always count on you to showcase the best fairy tale retellings, Mel! :) Beauty sounds great!

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    1. Ah, that is sweet. I will do my best to keep them in my showcases :D

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  29. I still need to read The Other Life. Love the premise and covers for the series. Great pick!

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  30. Love the cover of Beauty! I hadn't seen this titles before, thanks for sharing! And for stopping by :)

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  31. Beauty sounds like Snow White. I would totally check it out--thanks for sharing and droppin by my WoW!

    Michelle Shouts Random

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  32. Wow! BEAUTY sounds really good. I've never read a Snow White retelling before, and I've never really been interested in them (Snow White wasn't one of my favorite Disney princesses, TBH), but I might have to give BEAUTY a go!

    THE OTHER LIFE was a little on the 'meh' side for me, so I don't know if I'll be reading its sequel. :)

    Great picks, Mel!

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    1. Snow White is also not my favorite princess, but I do enjoy the retellings :)

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  33. Oooh I love the sound of Beauty and that cover is amazing too. :)

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  34. Beauty sounds good! I'll definitely check it out.

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  35. I haven't had too much success with re-tellings, but I love the sound of Beauty! Great pick!

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  36. I'm really curious for The life beyond! the first was one a little short but it was still pretty good! Great picks!

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  37. Definitely want to read both of these. I had not heard of Beauty before so thanks for bringing that to my attention. I didn't love The Other Life, but I definitely liked it enough to find out what happened next since that one ended on a pretty big cliffhanger. Great picks!

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  38. This is the second WoW post I saw with Beauty on it. And to think I hadn't heard of it before today! The cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm a sucker for anything dealing with boarding schools, so count me in for that one! And as for the other pick, I haven't read The Other Life (yet), but it does sound interesting! Great picks!

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  39. I really need The Other Life first, but I love the covers of the whole series and am excited for The Life Beyond. I've never heard of Beauty but I really want to read it now! Fairytale retellings are awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by this week!!
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I'm waiting on!

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