Good evening dear readers!
Happy Wednesday! Today was a busy day yawns but I got a new Waiting on Wednesday for you! Today I am featuring: Malice by Heather Walter.
So, while bloghopping around I found this book on several blogs and I just had to check it out because that cover is stunning! I am a big fan of retellings, especially fairy tales. This one promises something very interesting with an LGBT + evil sorceress POV twist. In the book we meet Alyce, a girl who is an evil sorceress.. oh yes and btw totally in love with Aurora. There is tons more and it just all sounds fab. Really, it already sold me on Sleeping Beauty retelling + LGBT+ content, but give me an evil sorceress as MC and I am totally sold. I am curious if Alyce can break the curse… or get a kiss from Aurora.
I probably won’t get this book in April as I already got a nice stack of books… but who knows, maybe I can buy one book more. 😉
Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.
You’ve heard this before, haven’t you? The handsome prince. The happily-ever-after.
Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn’t care, either.
Until I met her.
Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar’s throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn’t bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she . . . cares for me. Even though it was a power like mine that was responsible for her curse.
But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating—and she can’t stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it’s what can lift it. Perhaps, together, we could forge a new world.
Because we all know how this story ends, don’t we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I—
I am the villain.