Waiting on Wednesday (63) — The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The Sweetest Spell

A lyrical and romantic reimaging of The Ugly Duckling for teens.

Emmeline Thistle has always had a mysterious bond with cows, beginning on the night of her birth, when the local bovines saved the infant cast aside to die in the forest. But Emmeline was unaware that this bond has also given her a magical ability to transform milk into chocolate, a very valuable gift in a kingdom where chocolate is more rare and more precious than gold or jewels. Then one day Owen Oak, a dairyman’s son, teaches Emmeline to churn milk into butter – and instead she creates a delicious chocolate confection that immediately makes her a target for every greedy, power-hungry person in the kingdom of Anglund. Only Owen loves Emmeline for who she truly is, not her magical skill. But is his love enough to save her from the danger all around her?

The Sweetest Spell will be released on August 21st, 2012 by Walker Children’s.
This is another lovely that qualifies for the SARC.

The Standalone Reading Challenge hosted by me (and I Like These Books).

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

November 29, 2011



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    Natalia Belikov @ Dazzling Reads

    November 30, 2011

    I love your pick! I need some chocolate!! looking forward to this book huhuhuhu! yummy!


    Happy reading!
    Dazzling Reads

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    November 30, 2011

    Hahahah this looks so cute!!! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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    November 30, 2011

    Great pick! I hadn't heard of this one before! I will have to be on the lookout for when it releases!

    My WoW

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    November 30, 2011

    Okay, provided it works on soy milk just as well as normal, I totally want her magical ability haha. Mmmmm! Besides being a book that will no doubt make me gain weight after influencing me to run to the fridge after every chapter, it sounds SO GOOD and I cannot flipping wait to read it. But ugh, what is with the release dates so far away? August? Sigh.

    My WoW

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    November 30, 2011

    Haven't heard of this one, but it looks amazing!

    My WOW: http://theawesomemagicattic.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-sweet-evil.html

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    Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com

    November 30, 2011

    I had no idea she has a new one coming out!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    November 30, 2011

    OOh! That sounds intriguing!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    November 30, 2011

    Oh I love her dress! It sounds like an interesting premise! Awesome pick!

    Xpresso Reads

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    Krazzyme(Young Readers)

    November 30, 2011

    Covers awesome! But the blurb is ….. different!

    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    November 30, 2011

    Oh, you had me at chocolate! This does sound like a captivating book…and I hope you love it!

    Here's MY WOW POST and

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    JJ iReads

    November 30, 2011

    oh wow I had not heard of this one but I love the cover and I'm a sucker for anything that has to do with chocolate :)

    Great Pick
    Check out my WoW

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    November 30, 2011

    Um. How do I get this ability? Because I would very much like to be able to turn milk into chocolate, that would make me a very happy girl:) This one sounds really whimsical and different, thanks for sharing Hafsah!

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    YA Book Queen

    November 30, 2011

    Hmm, chocolate! This sounds like a fun book,

    Great pick, Hafsah!

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    Molly Gibson-Mee

    November 30, 2011

    That cover is beautiful! Great choice!

    Check out my WoW post here


    Reading is my cup of tea

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    Kailia Sage

    November 30, 2011

    Really awesome choice!

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    ashelynn hetland

    November 30, 2011

    this one sounds fantastic! just added it to my to-read list!

    My WOW.

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    December 1, 2011

    I saw this one in the Bloomsbury catalog a couple of weeks ago, and I have to admit I squealed a little when I saw it. I always love Suzanne's books, and this one seems like it will be no exception. Great pick! :)

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    December 1, 2011

    I love this cover! I mean LOVE LOVE!! The book sounds wonderfully amazing!!!! Great pick! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

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    Amanda Nicole

    December 10, 2011

    I can't wait for this one! I absolutely adore retelling/re-imagining books, and this one sounds so good. :)