Waiting on Wednesday 3/2

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Tris & Izzie
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Published: October 11, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 272

A modern retelling of the German legend "Tristan and Isolde", "Tris and Izzy", is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well.

That is, until-- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.
I'm not going to lie...that's a pretty darn vague description. That said, I'm a sucker for classic romances (especially doomed ones - colour me a sadist) like Tristan & Isolde. Plus, I like modern spins on classic tales, and I especially like it when they have incredible covers. So, basically, Tris & Izzie has all the makings of what I hope for in a great book...I certainly hope it lives up when it finally comes out! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

40 comments:

  1. I saw Tris & Izzie on Goodreads. I love the story of Tristan & Isolde. It will be interesting to see the author's take on it.

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  2. I realllllly want to read this one too! Awesome pick, Melissa!!

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  3. I'm looking forward to this one too :)

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  4. I can't wait for this one either, the legend of Tristan and Isolde is one of my favorited. I treasure it above all other tragic love stories and it's my personal opionion that it kicks Romeo and Juliets a**. I'm really exited to see how it'll translate into a modern day story for young adults. :)]

    The cover is georgous!

    Great pick!

    http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/

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  5. I can't wait for this book. Although I don't know if I will get past staring at that beautiful cover :)

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  6. Awesome pick, I've been seeing htis cover everywhere! and the book looks great! :)

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  7. This is a really great pick! I'm dying for this one as well. I love story re-tellings and this cover is just amazing!

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  8. I am also a sucker for modern retellings and am anxious to see how this one turns out. Great pick!

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  9. Wonderful choice this week. That book cover is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm thinking about purchasing this novel sometime soon.

    You can visit my "Waiting on Wednesdays" here: http://halesalvatoresupernaturalmustreads.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesdays-8.html

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  10. I want to read this one too - I'm totally crushing on that beautiful cover!!

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  11. Some classic spins I haven't like so much, but I'm really hoping this one is awesome! Great pick this week!

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  12. I haven't heard of this one yet--sounds good! The cover is also very pretty :D

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  13. I found out about this one recently and I think it's going to be amazing, I cannot wait for it!!

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  14. Nice pick! I'm waiting on this one as well!

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  15. Alright its official I must read. I loved the movie Tristan and Isolde. It broke my heart, So the book is a must. Nice pick and thanks for putting it on my radar!!

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  16. This cover is stunningly gorgeous. I thought it the first time I saw it and I stand by it now. I can't wait to see it in person, in my hands.

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  17. I picked the same for my WoW post! You have great taste! :) I really can't wait for it to come out either!

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  18. Aaah, I can't wait for this one either!

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  19. I love the cover! Great pick!

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  20. I'm very interested in this as well. I've heard of the legend but don't really know it. The cover is what gets me.

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  21. I saw this book on Jen's blog & immediately added it to my TBR list! Yes! Definitely looking forward to it :-)

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  22. Gah, I think I'm going to be a sucker for this one. I love the cover. Even though I hate overly sappy romances, I love modern retellings....so...thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be picking this one up.

    Check out what I'm waiting for this week :)

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  23. I must admit, I feel asleep during the movie. The book looks good though..well the cover looks good :)

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  24. I'm really excited about Tris and Izzie too, which is weird because I usually stay clear off tragedies. :D

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  25. Great pick! The cover is so gorgeous. I can't wait to read it!

    Happy Wednesday!
    http://readerbee.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-4-gathering.html

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  26. Ohhh.. I like! I am going to have to check this one out. I am a sucker for these types of stories! Check out my wow here: http://bit.ly/emGLNe

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  27. Um, a big YES PLEASE to this one! I love the Tristan and Isolde story, so that alone is enough but then it also has a stunning cover so I'm sold:) Fantastic pick Melissa!

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  28. I did not it was a re-telling, cool :D just hope there is a happier ending

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  29. The cover is beautiful! I like Tristan and Isolde story!

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  30. This sounds amazing. Seriously. As for the cover? Well, obviously it is swoon-worthy!
    ;)

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  31. Such a gorgeous cover. And it's time we had a new T&I spin off :)

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  32. This sounds really good. I'm loving all these books coming out with a spin on childhood fairy tales!

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  33. Great pick! I'm totally with you on loving modern retellings, though I'll have to see if this one lives up to expectations... Really pretty cover. <3

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  34. oh I had decided to put this one on my Sat. Wish post! Great minds! ;)

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  35. I like modern retellings of classic tales too. I've never read the original book for this one though I did see the bad movie that was based on the book.

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  36. Yep, definitely waiting on this one! So gorgeous, and I love the original tale, too!

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  37. I totally have a crush on this cover! Yes, the description is very vague. But it adds to the whole mystery. I'm loving the water themes with covers lately. Great WoW pick!

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  38. I seriously need to fix this whole "I've never read any classics" thing I got going on. Even though I don't know the original story, the cover is enough to convince me to read it :)

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