Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Piper - Jay Asher & Jessica Freeburg

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Piper!

Piper
Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
Series: n/a
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Publisher: Razorbill
Waited on by: Sam
Long ago, in a small village in the middle of a deep, dark forest, there lived a lonely, deaf girl named Maggie. Shunned by her village because of her disability, her only comfort comes from her vivid imagination. Maggie has a gift for inventing stories and dreams of one day finding her fairy-tale love.

When Maggie meets the mysterious Piper, it seems that all her wishes are coming true. Spellbound, Maggie falls hard for him and plunges headfirst into his magical world. But as she grows closer to the Piper, Maggie discovers that he has a dark side.

The boy of Maggie's dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare...
First and foremost, let us admire the cover. Isn't it lovely?

Now, why do I want to read this book? This book came to my attention because Jay Asher was involved with it. I had read and enjoyed two of his previous books, and therefore, wanted to read his new book.

After that, I realized this as a re-telling, and I love a good re-telling. This story is based on the Pied Piper, and I have to admit, it's not a tale I have seen redone. Therefore I am interested in seeing how Asher and Freeburg spin this story. I also like that it features a character with a disability. And seriously, look at that last line: The boy of Maggie's dreams might just turn out to be her worst nightmare....





























What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

30 comments:

  1. Oooh! A book about a deaf character! Sounds awesome! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. I definitely interested in seeing how this works with a Pied Piper re-telling.

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  2. I LOVE retellings, so thanks for bringing this one to my attention. It looks fascinating :) Hope you get to read it soon and love it.
    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I am always interested to see how the author makes the story new and fresh and what parts they chose to keep. I am intrigued how the Piper operates and how they plays out with a deaf protagonists.

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  3. Well that cover certainly is very cool, I agree! The Pied Piper... I don't know if I've read a retelling of that one. Maybe Rook by Sharon Cameron? I might be mixing up my retelling for that book. D: In any case, I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a fantastic day, Sam. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. It really is a lovely illustration. Hmm, I have Rook, but have not read it (yet).

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  4. The cover did not hint at all at the Piper being more like a nightmare! Awesome pick Sam!

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    1. Not him specifically, but I think the cover eludes to something dark. No?

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  5. I love the sounds of this one and I think it will be a good for sure! Great choice...

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can’t-Wait Wednesday

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    1. I know! I hope I eventually get a copy of it.

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  6. You're right, I don't think I've ever seen a Pied Piper retelling! I do love retellings, so I'll have to look for this one.

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    1. Now I had to look it up, and there is actually a Goodreads list, but I was not familiar with any of the titles on this list.

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  7. That cover is gorgeous! I hadn't heard of the book but it sounds fantastic.

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    1. Beautiful cover, and I am such a cover-ho, I immediately had to know more about it

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  8. What a cool sounding book. And you don't see a lot (or any) Pied Piper retellings. I'm adding this one to my wishlist!

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  9. Well this is a must add! Not sure how I hadn't heard of it before but now I'm excited for it!

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    1. I don't read a lot of graphic novels, but all my experiences have been really positive, and Asher is part of the project so I am definitely interested.

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  10. Oooh I like Jay Asher! I'm going to have to add this to my list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I read 2 of Asher's books and enjoyed them. I am curious to see what he does in fantasy

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  11. Okay why isn't this one being talked about more? It sounds amazing! Thanks for getting it on my radar!

    My CWW: https://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2017/08/cant-wait-wednesday-10th-anniversary.html

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    1. Right? But at least we're talking about it now. 😉

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  12. I don't think I've read a Pied Piper re-telling before. I really like that the main character is disabled too. You don't see that often enough in novels. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I couldn't think of a PP re-telling either.

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  13. That's a new to me one! Hope you enjoy it once you get to read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  14. Love the cover and retellings. This one sounds great! Adding it to my TBR list. Enjoy the book!

    Renee ~ My Wow

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    1. I am assuming we will see that beautiful art throughout too!

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  15. This one is totally new to me. I hope you love it once you get the chance to read it. Great pick!

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    1. I love a retelling, and I am really developing an appreciation for graphic novels. The artwork for this one looks incredible

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