Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Stain by A.G. Howard

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

Stain by A.G. Howard 
Expected publication: January 15th 2019 by Abrams/Amulet Books

A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea.

Once upon a nightmare, her fairy tale begins...

After Lyra—a princess incapable of speech or sound—is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her wicked aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories, and raises her in an enchanted forest ... disguised as a boy known only as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra's rival kingdom, the prince of thorns and night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight, for she is his true equal. As Lyra rediscovers her identity, an impostor princess prepares to steal her betrothed prince and her crown. To win back her kingdom, save the prince, and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass a series of tests—ultimately proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.

Stain is one of the top releases of 2019 for me. I've loved all the author's other work in the past and I'm super excited for her new retelling. I've never seen a book inspired by The Princess and the Pea, which is one of my favorite fairytales, so that makes me even more excited!


  1. Retellings are always fun for me. I don't know the author but this one will be on my wish list for sure! Hope you love it!

  2. The author is great, Eve! She's written retellings of Alice in Wonderland (Splintered series) and Phantom of the Opera (RoseBlood) before. I loved all books!

  3. The Candid Cover YA book bloggJuly 12, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    You had me at The Princess and the Pea! OMG!! I need this one!! :)

  4. Ooh, The Princess and the Pea! I don't think I've seen any retellings of that before!

  5. I just adore Howard's works! This sounds so good too!

  6. I love this cover! I thought this was another book in the Splintered series though lololol. I'll be looking out for this one!

    Have a great day, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. AWESOME choice, Steph!! You know, like Alyssa, I thought this was yet another book in the "Splintered" series. Lol. But then I read the synopsis, and realized that it wasn't. :) :)

    Like you, I've never seen a novel based on Andersen's "The Princess and the Pea", so I'm just as intrigued as you are! Thanks for featuring this book, which I've already added to my Goodreads shelves!! <3 <3

    Btw, your doggie GIF is SO adorable and funny!! I had a good laugh!! :) :)

    Thanks for commenting on my own CWW post!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  8. Yes! Oh my goodness I cannot wait for it! The cover is so beautiful

  9. Oh wow, that cover is truly phenomenal. I will have to read this too (just added it to my TBR) because I also love a good retelling!


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