Waiting on Wednesday (4): The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Ruth Frances Long
Release Date:  August 16, 2012
by Dial Books

The trees swallowed her brother whole. And Jenny was there to see it. Years later, when she returns to the woods where Tom was taken to say good-bye at last, she finds herself lured into a world where stunning beauty masks the most treacherous of evils, and strange and dangerous creatures await—creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with allegiances that shift as much as his moods. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice—and not just her own. (From Goodreads)

Not only is this cover gorgeous, but the synopsis had me at the very first sentence.  “The trees swallowed her brother whole.”?!?!?  This book sounds completely dark and amazing.

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! 


  1. Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

    April 4, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I've been waiting on this book forever! Well, at least it feels like it :P And that cover!! Love! And that first sentence definitely sucked me in :) Awesome pick!

    All the best ♥
    Mackenzie @ Oh, For the Love of Books!

  2. Patricia

    April 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm


    Dear publisher, you may now send me a review copy of this novel. Sincerely, Patricia.

    Great pick! :D

    My WOW

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      LOL! I know! Must have this book soon!!! Thanks for stopping by – I'm off to check your Wow!

  3. Simply Kayla

    April 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    WOW Andrea, this book sounds so awesome and sound very awesome and creepy! Love it! Thanks for sharing :) When you read it I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

  4. fakesteph

    April 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    This sounds excellent. I LOVE the title and the cover. I totally want to buy it just so it can look pretty on my bookshelf!

  5. Dani

    April 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    This book does sound good! Thanks for highlighting it!


  6. Bittner

    April 5, 2012 at 1:03 am

    The cover is gorgeous! I hope you like this one!

  7. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    April 5, 2012 at 2:30 am

    The cover, the title, love them both. I'm just not much of a fae reader. Might have to change my mind depending on how much you like this. ;)

  8. Traci @ The Reading Geek

    April 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Great pick! I am really looking forward to this one! It sounds so good. The cover is so completely gorgeous as well!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

  9. The Teen Book Guru

    April 5, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Great pick!! I added it to my TBR list. I'm a new follower and thought I'd drop by and say hi :) Feel free to check out my blog & follow too!

    -Riya :) (The Teen Book Guru)

  10. Aylee

    April 5, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Heh, I haven't read a book about a tree swallowing someone whole since I read Life of Pi! This one sounds really good; I'll be on the lookout for early reviews to see what people think. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      I still need to read Life of Pi! It's been on my TBR list for way too long! Thanks for reminding me! ;)

  11. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    April 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    This one is (or was) on NetGalley. Check and see!
    I agree that it looks pretty intriguing!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      I don't have a NetGalley account yet, but I plan on getting one soon, since my blog will be 3 months old in a little over a week! Hopefully this will still be on there then! Thanks for letting me know!

  12. Sarah Brown

    April 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    New follower, this book has been on my wishlist for what seems like forever I can't wait till it's released, great pick, my wow

  13. Amy

    April 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    This book looks so awesome!! Great pick!!

  14. FABR Steph

    April 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I have to agree with you that the synopsis is intriguing. I have been curious about this one too.

  15. Christy @ TheReaderBee

    April 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I am so excited to read this book! I have it from Netgalley, and I'm really looking forward to starting it. :) Great pick!!!

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