Waiting on Wednesday #71: The Artisans by Julie Reece

Posted December 3, 2014 by Bee in Memes & Features / 9 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming books that we eagerly anticipate!

Waiting on Wednesday #71: The Artisans by Julie Reece

The Artisans


by Julie Reece
Published on May 29th 2015
by Month 9 Books
Genres: Contemporary, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult
Goodreads

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old RAVEN WEATHERSBY gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad's drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven's stepdad's drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she's ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries' clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can't imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont's classic Beauty and the Beast.

Why I’m waiting:
I’ve been waiting for a great beauty and the beast retelling for ages. I hope this one doesn’t disappoint! (If you know any, please share! I’ve already tried Cruel Beauty. Wasn’t for me.)

What are you waiting for this week?
Bee

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