Wednesday, 15 October 2014

WoW #30 - The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes


Expected publication: June 9th 2015 by Dial/Penguin

Genres: Fantasy; Retellings; Young Adult


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When seventeen-year-old Minnow stumbles out of the woods one winter morning, she is haunted and handless and covered in someone else’s blood. She has just escaped the strict religious commune run by a cruel man named the Prophet. In exchange for freedom, she leaves behind her family, her home, and Jude--an outsider boy who changed everything.

But the real world isn't the sanctuary Minnow imagined. Soon, she gets arrested and placed in juvenile detention. Now, Minnow is being questioned by an FBI psychiatrist about the night she escaped, the same night the Prophet was burned to death in his own home—a murder Minnow may be responsible for.

A modern retelling of the Grimm fairy tale, "The Handless Maiden," in which the Devil orders a girl's hands cut off, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is the story of a girl growing out of the wreckage of corrupted faith.


Wow. Take a moment for that synopsis to sink in…


Source: Giphy.com


The first time I read that blurb, my jaw was on the floor! I was sold the minute I read the words “stumbles out of the woods one winter morning, she is haunted and handless and covered in someone else’s blood.” Handless? Suspected murderer? Escaped from what seems to be a crazy cult? Oh my goodness, this sounds so good! The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly could be phenomenal! June 2015 is way too far away, though...


What books are you anxiously waiting on this week? Leave a link in the comments so I can stop by!



15 comments:

  1. OMG! This sounds so awesome! I've never read the original story, but I've found that isn't especially important with retellings. This one is on my TBR list now. Thank you! :)

    Here's my WoW!

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    1. Yay, glad you liked it Tracy! I haven't read the original tale either, and I completely agree that it's not very important with retellings. Sometimes I actually think it's better if you're not familiar with the original - less expectations, more surprises :D

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  2. Ooooh, this sounds like such a wonderfully amazing book! When I read 'handless' I was totally surprised, but I love love love the idea of this book. The cult, the murder everything!
    Wonderful pick. :))
    My WoW: http://reading-is-dreaming-with-open-eyes.blogspot.hu/2014/10/waiting-on-wednesday-18-thousand-pieces.html

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    1. Oh gosh, I had to read that line twice just to make sure I hadn't read it wrong! I was so surprised, and I thought, yes, I NEED to read this :D I really hope it's amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That synopsis sounds creepy and scary! I'm not familiar with this fairytale. I hope you enjoy reading this one!
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    1. I haven't read the original tale either, but I absolutely adore the sound of this book :D Hopefully it's just as amazing as the blurb! Thanks for stopping by, Sandra =)

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  4. OOoh interesting! Does sound rather creepy which makes it all the more interesting! great pick!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica! The creepiness definitely makes it more interesting :D

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  5. I saw this on sleepover else's WOW last week and I said it might be a bit creepy for me. Now that I've read the synopsis again though, I think I might have to check this I've out. It does sound really good!

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    1. Sorry that was meant to say someone not sleepover haha!

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    2. The blurb really is eye-catching! And pretty unique too :D It does sound creepy, but hopefully it'll be the good kind of creepy :D Thanks for stopping by Patty!

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  6. Sounds interesting! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today. (:

    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

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  7. I did not expect that from the cover, haha. Definitely my kind of read though NEED. Though such a long wait, mean. :(

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    1. Oh the wait time is just evil! I did a double take when I read the blurb for the first time, it's the last thing I thought it would say :D It sounds so good! Have a great weekend Kirsty-Marie!

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