Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday, #48

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

Here's my selection for this week...

Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Stephanie Hemphill
Expected Publication: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
From award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill comes the fascinating story of Mary Shelley, a brilliant teenager who wrote one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time: Frankenstein.

An all-consuming love affair.

A family torn apart by scandal.

A young author on the brink of greatness.

Hideous Love is the fascinating story of Gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl fled her restrictive home only to find herself in the shadow of a brilliant but moody boyfriend, famed poet Percy Shelley. It is the story of the mastermind behind one of the most iconic figures in all of literature: a monster constructed out of dead bodies and brought to life by the tragic Dr. Frankenstein.

Mary wrote Frankenstein at the age of nineteen, but inspiration for the monster came from her life-the atmospheric European settings she visited, the dramas swirling around her, and the stimulating philosophical discussions with the greatest minds of the period, like her close friend, Lord Byron.

This luminous verse novel from award-winning author Stephanie Hemphill reveals how Mary Shelley became one of the most celebrated authors in history.

I believe I'm one of the few in my reading group that was quite fascinated with the classic Frankenstein. It was more than just a story about a monster. It was a captivating classic about the dangers of knowledge, the definition of humanity and compassion and the torment of holding on to a horrible secret. I loved how Mary Shelley used letters to convey events and emotions, as well as foreshadowing in her novel. To have a chance to read about the author behind the story and what motivated her writing simply intrigues me and I can't wait to read Hideous Love

Sooo, what book are you waiting on???


  1. I really liked Frankenstein, so I think this would be an interesting read. Plus, it says it's in verse, which I often times really enjoy.

    Great pick!

    My WoW: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-damselfly-by.html

  2. Huh, this sounds pretty interesting. Great pick!

    My WoW

  3. Love the idea behind this...not sure of the verse but I am eager to give it a try! Wonderful pick

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  4. Ohhh this sounds lovely...and dark.

    Great pick!

  5. Ooh, interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Wednesday!


  6. Hmmm I haven't seen this one around yet. It sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'm not really sure this one is for me but I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Come check out my WOW post.

  8. I'm really looking forward to this one! It seems really unique because it's about the author instead of the actually story, so I'm really intrigued. Thanks for sharing. (:

  9. This looks really interesting. I am adding it to my TBR list.
    Here is mine: http://thebigbookbinge.blogspot.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-exclusive-giveaway.html

  10. This is definitvely something else, and I think it's work giving it a shot. Thanks so much for sharing! My WoW