Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday | Stain by A. G. Howard (+Cover Reveal)!

Hey friends,

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all having an amazing day. It is currently rainy/snowy here in NY and I’m coming down with some bug so things here are a bit meh. Here’s to hoping it’s just a sore throat and not an actual bug.

But enough whining, let’s get into today’s post!

For those of you not familiar, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. 2018 has a ton of amazing books coming out so it will be super easy to highlight a release for the rest of the year.

This week’s pick:

This week I’m highlighting Stain by A. G. Howard (not my original pick for today but then the cover dropped….)


A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea and set in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic. To win back her kingdom of perpetual day, save her night prince, and reunite the sun with the moon, a princess incapable of speech or sound must prove herself everything a traditional princess is not: tough enough to sleep on a bed of nails, and loud enough to be heard without a voice.

More information (and a giveaway) is available on A. G. Howard’s website.


I personally love A. G. Howard’s writing. I love that she has the ability to take a well-known story and completely transform it into an eery reinterpretation. I did not know how badly I needed her to do a fairytale retelling until right now and OMG is it 2019?

Now, for A. G. Howard’s other books, I have loved the concepts of the Splintered Series and Roseblood. As for the actual books, Roseblood was a SUPER slow start. Like 150 pages before I became truly invested. But after that, I really enjoyed and gave it 3 stars. Roseblood was also the first review on the blog, so that’s kind of exciting…

The Splintered series holds a special place for me since it was one of the first reads that got me back into reading and I enjoyed them. Having just reread the series, it was super fun to re-enter this world. This is a book that younger YA readers will definitely enjoy! It reminded me of the kind of books I was drooling over in high school, but rereading it now I was able to pick out several tropes and things I could easily nitpick. I mentioned this in my wrap up (which will be up later today!) that this is a series that actually reviewing it and nitpicking it will drastically decrease my enjoyment of it, but just enjoying it for what it is results in a super fun and creative read.

Okay, so all of that aside, Stain is a fairytale retelling. I LOVE fairytale retellings. They are some of my favorites and I have a serious sweet spot for them. I cannot wait to see A. G. Howard add her magic and style to a fairytale. I am super highly anticipating this book and am hoping to really enjoy it.

This book will be released in January 2019 (but can I have it now??).

Are you planning on reading Stain?

Do you like A. G. Howard’s books?

Be sure to let me know below!

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