Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WoW: Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we just can't wait to get our sticky fingers on.

Title: Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humor to twenty iconic fairy tales.

Once upon a time, there was a strung-out match girl who sold CDs to stoners. Twelve impetuous sisters escaped King Daddy's clutches to jiggle and cavort and wear out their shoes. A fickle Thumbelina searched for a tiny husband, leaving bodies in her wake. And Little Red Riding Hood confessed that she kind of wanted to know what it's like to be swallowed whole. From bloodied and blinded stepsisters (they were duped) to a chopped-off finger flying into a heroine's cleavage, this is fairy tale world turned upside down. Ron Koertge knows what really happened to all those wolves and maidens, ogres and orphans, kings and piglets, and he knows about the Ever After. So come closer
- he wants to whisper in your ear

We here at Paranormal Wastelands are super stoked about the idea of a modern fairytale book written in free verse. I mean, what could be better? So, we're breaking out our beatnick beanies, grabbing our conga drums, and snapping our fingers while we rap:

 Must have NOWS! 
We needs it!! 
We wants it!! 
We can't lives without it!! 

right on daddy-0 !!

Now that you've heard what our CAN'T WAIT book is... What's yours? Drop us a comment so we can find out what has you on pins and needles.


  1. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

    Here is my WoW post. Check it out? ;)

    -Maxine @ Teenage Fiction

  2. WOW! This sounds really awesome and i love your little rap for the book
    Talk Supe WoW

  3. I love the cover of this one! I didn't know it was coming out this month. I might have to invest!

    Books of Amber

  4. I agree i love the cover too! Sounds amazing as well!

  5. That's an interesting title and cover. Thanks for sharing.


  6. This sounds awesome! I will have to check it out.

    My WOW and international giveaway

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