Waiting on Wednesday #6 – Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

Posted December 10, 2014 by Lillian in Features / 1 Comment

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

Today’s pick should come as no surprise to readers of the blog as I’ve mentioned it several times in the last few weeks on my Top Ten Tuesday posts. So after several mentions I thought I’d share it on here for those of you that still haven’t heard about it 😉

My obsession with Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen originally started as purely cover love, then I read the synopsis and this last line hooked me….”The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast.” Umm….who doesn’t want to add this to their to-read list after that?!

So we have a little less than two months to wait on this book and in the mean time I’m going to whisper sweet nothings in my husband’s ear and hope this one will be a birthday gift 😉

Psst…it’s available for preorder on Amazon…link below 😀

Waiting on Wednesday #6 – Beastkeeper by Cat HellisenBeastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
Published by Macmillan on 2015-02-03
Length: 208 pages

Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She’s grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn’t know that it’s magic her parents are running from.

When Sarah’s mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents—people she has never met, didn’t even know were still alive.

Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.

About Cat Hellisen

Cat Hellisen is an author of fantasy for adults and children. Born in 1977 in Cape Town, South Africa, she has also lived in Johannesburg, Knysna, and Nottingham.

She originally studied graphic design at Technikon Witwatersrand, before realising that she had no interest at all in the world of advertising. She began writing seriously at age twenty-five but it was not until 2010 that she sold her first full-length novel, When the Sea is Rising Red. Her children’s book Beastkeeper, a play on the old tale of Beauty and the Beast, is due out February 3rd 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR).

Her agent is Vaughne Lee Hansen, of the Virginia Kidd Agency

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?

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