Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming book releases we are excited about.
My pick this week:
Snow White Sorrow, by Cameron Jace
Publisher: Akmal Eldin Farouk Ali Shebl
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost.
His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio.
He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned
from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay
for school and support himself.
Still, Loki has a rare gift: He
is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill
immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.
Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call
Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The
locals believe the monster to be Snow White.
The real Snow White...
living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is
described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly
What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled
with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such
like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen
really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.
White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where
she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live.
I love the cover of this one! You can click it to add the book on goodreads.
The summary sounds kinda like Anna Dressed in Blood, only that the girl is a vampire instead of a ghost. I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing. I think the book will be quite different though; Loki doesn't sound like he has that much in common with Cas the ghost hunter. I love the idea of Loki being able to kill demons in their sleep! And I'm also curious to find out how the author works the Snow White retelling and Evil Queen into this plot.
Have you heard about this one? What are you excitedly waiting for this Wednesday? Link me to your post in the comments and I'll check it out :)