Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Princess of Thorns

   Hello, my beautiful bookworms! Welcome to my first ever Waiting On Wednesday! This was one of the first book blog memes I'd ever heard about, waaaay back when I would just lurk on book blogs instead of joining in on the fun. So, every Wednesday, I will write about an upcoming book that I absolutely cannot wait for. This week, it's Stacey Jay's Princess of Thorns!

    I absolutely loved Stacey Jay's first fairytale retelling, Of Beast and Beauty. It was one of the most imaginative retellings I've ever come across, and I've read my fair share of fairytale retellings. The thing I loved most about it was the way the story never revealed which of the two lovers was the Beauty and which one was the Beast. Anyway, I won't go into a full review here, although I might just post one soon! With Princess of Thorns, Jay retells the tale of Sleeping Beauty, which is always a toughie. There are only so many ways you can get around the whole, well, sleeping beauty part, so I'm excited to see how the author handles it. Goodreads calls the book "a cross between Game of Thrones and the Brothers Grimm," and if that doesn't get your attention, I don't know what will. I hope that Stacey Jay pulls it off and doesn't go into a sophomore slump (I could name names now, but I don't want to reveal my ugly nature while we're just starting out this blog).

    Anyway, that's it for this week's Waiting On Wednesday! It's set to come out this December, which'll make it perfect for a Christmas break read!


Tuesday, 1 July 2014


   Hello there, my beautiful bookworms! I'm Salve and this is my book blog, Cuckoo For Books! I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. In fact, my mother has told me that I learned to read before I could walk (I like to believe this is why I love curling up with a good book and detest any kind of athletic activity.)

   These past few months I've been checking out a lot of book bloggers and BookTubers, and I felt like I wanted to join in on the fun. After gathering my courage, I finally set up an Instagram account (@cuckooforbooks) and this blogspot. I'll still be updating my personal blog from time to time (shameless plug:, but who knows? Maybe someday the two worlds will merge.

    Anyway, I hope that you guys will enjoy this blog! I definitely will try to post reviews on a regular basis, as well as maybe join in some book challenges as well!