I Can't Wait for... Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #yalit #fantasy

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

I'm a huge Beauty and the Beast fan. I went through a phase years ago where I read every single version I could find (in fact, I really should do a comparison sometime for a post). I haven't loved all of Disney's new versions in YA, but this one isn't a story that's been told before or just in another way. It's a continuation of what happens next. And that sounds fabulous! New territory. This also means the author can really create her own world. It's my pick this week...

Rebel Rose
(The Queen's Council #1)
By Emma Theriault
YA Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Hardcover & ebook, 352 Pages
November 10, 2020 by Disney-Hyperion


Beauty has broken the curse. Now she must rise to be queen.

Happily ever after is only the beginning as Belle takes on the responsibility of becoming queen and learns to balance duty, love, and sacrifice, all while navigating dark political intrigue-and a touch of magic.

It's 1789 and France is on the brink of revolution. Belle has finally broken the Enchantress's curse, restoring the Beast to his human form and bringing life back to their castle in the province of Aveyon. But in Paris, the fires of change are burning, and it's only a matter of time before the rebellion arrives on their doorstep.

Not so very long ago, Belle dreamed of leaving her provincial home for a life of adventure. But now she finds herself living in a palace, torn between her past as a commoner, and her future as royalty. While Belle grapples with her newfound position, there are those who would do anything to keep her from power.

When she stumbles across a magic mirror that holds a dire warning, Belle wants nothing more than to ignore the mysterious voice calling her to accept a crown she never desired. But violent factions of the revolution may already be lurking within her own castle, and doing nothing would endanger everything she holds dear. With the fate of her country, her love, and her life at stake, Belle must decide if she is ready to embrace her own strength—and the magic that ties her to so many female rulers before her—to become the queen she is meant to be.

Rebel Rose continues the story of one of Disney's most beloved classic Beauty and the Beast. It is the first in the Queen's Council series, an empowering fairy tale reimagining of the Disney Princesses-and the real history behind their stories-like you've never seen before.

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Will you be reading this one?

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