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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday: Dust City


A weekly event on my blog where I post about books (not necessarily pre-release or new) that I've just added to my wishlist, along with a little blurb on why I want to read it.
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Dust City
by Robert Paul Weston
release date: 30 September 2010
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
His son, that's who.

Ever since his father's arrest for the murder of Little Red Riding Hood, teen wolf Henry Whelp has kept a low profile in a Home for Wayward Wolves...until a murder at the Home leads Henry to believe his father may have been framed.
Now, with the help of his kleptomaniac roommate, Jack, and a daring she-wolf named Fiona, Henry will have to venture deep into the heart of Dust City: a rundown, gritty metropolis where fairydust is craved by everyone and controlled by a dangerous mob of Water Nixies and their crime boss leader, Skinner.
Can Henry solve the mystery of his family's sinister past? Or, like his father before him, is he destined for life as a big bad wolf?

Why it's on my wishlist
Socially labelled "baddie" searching for redemption before he spirals down into a self-fulfilling prophecy, AND dark fairytale retellings! There's nothing not to love there. Plus, there's not enough versions of the Red Riding Hood tale told from the wolf's POV.
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9 comments:

Hafsah said...

Ooo, I like the sound of this one, and the cover is so pretty! I'm a new follower, please stop by and follow mine!

TheBookishSnob said...

I have this sitting on my TBR and I agree, it's definitely a book worth waiting for. This look like a great read and I'm now following. Happy reading :)

Here's my WOW choice for the week

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound fascinating....hope you enjoy it.

Here's mine:

http://chasingstardust.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/waiting-on-wednesday-oct-13/

Straylights said...

I love fairytale retellings. I will definitely be looking out for this one! Great pick!

New follower!


Come check out my WoW :D

Jan von Harz said...

I am so glad this one is soon to be release. I love the premise of this one and am anxious to read it too. Great pick

Book Sake said...

This is a great find - going to add it to my TBR list as well. I love the big bad wolf!

Our pick is at BookSake.

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

I've heard such great things about this one. I had a chance to review it on an arc tour but I was busy with other things (ew, midterms).

Here's my WoW.

(btw, your blog is absolutely gorrrrgeous. I'm a new follower :D)

sablelexi said...

This is one of those books I keep picking up and asking myself "should I buy it now or wait till I have more money". Soon it shall be mine...

Check Out what I’m waiting for here.

Doret said...

One of my co-workers loved Dust City. I can't wait to read it.