Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Desert Tales, by Melissa Marr

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited for.

My pick this week:

Release date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Paperback, 200 pages

Goodreads description:
Return to the world of Melissa Marr’s bestselling series and discover how the events of Wicked Lovely set a different faery tale in motion….

The Mojave Desert was a million miles away from the plots and schemes of the Faerie Courts—and that’s exactly why Rika chose it as her home. The once-mortal faery retreated to the desert’s isolation after decades of carrying winter’s curse inside her body. But her seclusion—and the freedom of the desert fey—are threatened by the Summer King’s newfound strength. And when the manipulations of her trickster friend, Sionnach, thrust Rika into a new romance, she finds new power within herself—and a new desire to help Sionnach protect the desert fey and mortals alike. The time for hiding is OVER.

Originally presented as a manga series, and now available for the first time as a standalone novel, Desert Tales combines tentative romance, outward strength, and inner resolve in a faery story of desert and destiny. 

I'm so excited for this! I LOVED the Wicked Lovely series!!! I own the Desert Tales mangas and I've read the first two, but I'm still curious about how the story will change as it goes from one medium to another. And I'm just homesick for that world... already the cover design and font fit in so well with the other books!
What do you guys think of my pick? Have you read the Wicked Lovely books or the manga? And what are you highlighting this week?


  1. I've only read the first book from the Wicked Lovely series and I loved Seth! The king guy was kind of creepy though. lol
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  2. I haven't had the chance to read Wicked Lovely and I'm not sure I know anything about the series.. I'd love to check it out though. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
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  3. Never heard of any of this before, but a manga turned book is something you don't find all that often. I hope you enjoy it to the last page! My WoW

  4. Really interesting. I've had the Wicked Lovely series on my TBR list forever. Thanks!

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  5. Eeek, I *STILL* have not read the Wicked Lovely series & they have been on my reading list for EVER! Really psyched that you loved them so much! This looks brilliant too, fab choice :)

    ps- do you have a blog button hiding somewhere? I created one over the week-end and wanted to add your button but I can't find any. I'd love to showcase your blog cause you rock haha

  6. I haven't tried this series, but your excitement has me curious! My WoW

  7. I haven't read the series, I hadn't even heard of it. I don't read manga but this sounds interesting.

  8. I have not read the Wicked Lovely books but how cool that the author is writing this now! Great pick! :)

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