Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
Author: Stephanie Oakes
Publisher: Dial/Penguin
Publication Date: June 9, 2015

When seventeen-year-old Minnow stumbles out of the woods one winter morning, she is haunted and handless and covered in someone else’s blood. She has just escaped the strict religious commune run by a cruel man named the Prophet. In exchange for freedom, she leaves behind her family, her home, and Jude--an outsider boy who changed everything.
But the real world isn't the sanctuary Minnow imagined. Soon, she gets arrested and placed in juvenile detention. Now, Minnow is being questioned by an FBI psychiatrist about the night she escaped, the same night the Prophet was burned to death in his own home—a murder Minnow may be responsible for.
A modern retelling of the Grimm fairy tale, "The Handless Maiden," in which the Devil orders a girl's hands cut off, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is the story of a girl growing out of the wreckage of corrupted faith.

My Thoughts: that synopsis you did just read that this girl is HANDLESS. I had to read it twice just to be certain, that sure has my curiosity peaked and coupled with Minnow going to juvenile detention I can't wait to read Ms. Oakes debut!


  1. Oh, my goodness, I had to read it three or four times before the word HANDLESS sunk in. It sounds really good, though. I'm in. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. This book... it sounds fantastic. I simply must read it when it comes out. Thanks for featuring it! I probably wouldn't have found out about it otherwise. :D

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    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  3. OH, MY GOODNESS. I MUST HAVE THIS. THE SYNOPSIS IS EVERYTHING! I need this book in my life. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! ;)

    Kyla @ Carmel & Kyla -- I recently posted Waiting on Wednesday #17: Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly + Shutter by Courtney Alameda

  4. Yes, this looks like a great read! i want it.

  5. Wow, this sounds pretty good! Creepy as heck but I am definitely adding this to my TBR list :) Thanks for sharing!

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    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  6. This sounds DARK. But like it will be deliciously dark and super gritty. I'm getting excited for this!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  7. This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing!



  8. I love the synopsis of this book! I had already on my wishlist, cannot wait to read it! *-*

    ps. I have a blog as well, if you want to stop by I'd appreciate it so much! It's both in Italian and in English :3 ->