June 9, 2015 from Dial/Penguin Books
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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, Minnow is the story of a girl growing out of the wreckage of corrupted faith.
Why Am I Waiting?
How amazing does this contemporary fairy tale retelling sound? I admit, I vaguely remember The Handless Maiden so I'll probably have to reread it before starting this but still super excited for this one. Plus it is nice to see some lesser known/popular Fairy Tales being remade for a change. Shame I'll have to wait until June of next year though, boooo.
Since I'm curious, Have you heard of this book before?
If so, Do you plan on reading it?
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That about wraps up my Waiting On Wednesday for this week. Feel free to leave a link to your Wednesday memes in the comments below, I love finding new books to read. Like what you see? Please share!