WoW [77]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
Expected Publication: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary

Hot girls get the fairy tales. No one cares about the stepsisters' story. Those girls don't get a sweet little ending; they get a lifetime of longing

Imogen Keegen has never had a happily ever after–in fact, she doesn’t think they are possible. Ever since her mother’s death seven years ago, Imogen has pulled herself in and out of therapy, struggled with an “emotionally disturbed” special ed. label, and loathed her perma-plus-sized status.

When Imogen’s new stepsister, the evil and gorgeous Ella Cinder, moves in down the hall, Imogen begins losing grip on the pieces she’s been trying to hold together. The only things that gave her solace–the theatre, cheese fries, and her best friend, Grant–aren’t enough to save her from her pain this time.

While Imogen is enjoying her moment in the spotlight after the high school musical, the journal pages containing her darkest thoughts get put on display. Now, Imogen must resign herself to be crushed under the ever-increasing weight of her pain, or finally accept the starring role in her own life story.

And maybe even find herself a happily ever after.

Why I Can’t Wait…
I’m always up for a retelling and this one sounds like an interesting one.

Feel free to link me to yours.


  1. What a great pick
    Thanks for sharing and I really hope you get to enjoy it :)


  2. Not sure this one is for me, but it sounds kind of like Wicked?!

  3. This book reminds of a kdrama called Cinderella's Step Sister. I loved that one very much so I might give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Can't wait for this either, especially since it's from a different perspective than you'd expect. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. I just love retellings! I'm so glad they're whats "in" right now :) Great pick!

    Nemo @ blame it on the book