WoW 19. Rump & The turning.



This one sounds so cute and interesting. I know that it's a MG, but still.

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
Expected publication: April 9th 2013 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
In a magical kingdom where your name is your destiny, 12-year-old Rump is the butt of everyone's joke. Rump has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell him. So all his life he's been teased and bullied for his half-a-name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold. His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she's right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse. There's only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds are against him, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.
An inventive fairytale retelling, perfect for fans of Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale.

Something entirely different.
The Turning. 
Expected publication: September 25th 2012 by HarperTeen
Jack is babysitting for the summer on an isolated island with no Wi-Fi, no cell service, and no one else around but a housekeeper and two very peculiar children. He immediately senses something sinister-and it's not just the creepy black house he's living in. Soon he is feeling terribly isolated and alone, but then he discovers there are others. The problem is, he's the only who can see them. As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn't crazy…Or is he?
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56 comments

  1. Rump does sound really cute. I don't usually make time for MG reads, but they often have some great sounding stories. Hope you get to read it!

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  2. Rump sounds awesome! I love fairytale retellings.

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

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  3. Rump sounds great and it's such a contrast with the second book which sounds really scary! Thanks for sharing!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  4. The Turning sounds like my kind of book: creepy sinister island and house! I love those kinds of stories! Great pick Mel. :)

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  5. I LOVE your picks, Mel! <3 Especially Rump! Rumpelstiltskin is not my favorite fairytale, but the author sure weaves the tale into something really exciting and different! Plus, she's friend with Red Riding Hood?? I mean, how cool is that?! x)

    The Turning sounds very interesting too - I can't imagine babysitting in isolated island LOL! Amazing pick for WOW this week, Mel! <3

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  6. Rump makes me smile :) Have you been watching that fairy tale show on ABC? So much stinkin' fun!

    Check out what the Brunette Librarian's Waitin' on :)

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  7. i don't read mg much either but rump does sound really interesting. great pick! i think i'm going to suggest rump to my youngest sister who's in 5th grade.

    my WoW pick of the week.

    -michelle

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  8. Two awesome WoW picks. Added to my Goodreads. I didn't know that Rump was about Rumpelstilskin til I read the synopsis. =] Thanks for sharing and visiting My WoW
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

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  9. Great picks! I haven't heard of either of these yet but both sound great. Rump especially sounds great since I love fairy tale retellings!

    Thanks for visiting my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  10. Rump looks so cute! I love the story of Rumpelstiltskin. :)

    My WoW

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  11. This sounds really cute!! I haven't read any MG book recently! Maybe I'll this one! Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my Waiting on Wednesday

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  12. I can't wait to read The Turning! I loved Turn of the Screw!

    -J

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  13. I like the sound of The Turning. When kinds are part of the mix, it's bound to get super fun or super scary. Thanks for stopping by our WoW and I'm a new follower too!

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  14. Great picks! Especially The Turning. Looks creepy!

    Thanks for stopping by my post! :D

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  15. The Turning sounds so creepy and mysterious and awesome!!! What is he seeing and is it the kids that are sinister or what! AND NO WI FI!!! Biggest nightmare of all! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Great picks! The Turning sounds very mysterious....my kind of book! Adding to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing and stopping by My WoW post! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  17. Great picks. Rumps sounds really interesting. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. The Turnings sounds so spooky! Excellent choice :-)

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  20. Awesome picks! The Turning sounds really good. I may have to look into reading that one. ;)

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  21. Great picks! The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is very creepy so I bet The Turning will also be awesomely creepy!!
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  22. Good Picks! They both sound interesting :D

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  23. Great picks! Thank you for stopping by my WoW post.

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  24. These both look good, especially The Turning.

    Thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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  25. Rump sounds awesome! I love fairy tale retellings. And The Turning sounds totally creepy! Great picks; I'm adding both of these to my to-read list.

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  26. Ooh, I hadn't heard of the Rumpelstiltskin retelling yet! Awesome - totally adding it to Goodreads now, thanks!

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  27. Oooo.. sounds like The Turning might be a pretty good book! Definitely going to heck that one out.

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  28. ooooh creepy! Since I just finished Girl of Nightmares, it would be a good follow up :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Ensconced in YA
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com

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  29. Both of these sound completely great. Wonderful picks!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  30. Rump looks so sweet and The Turning looks really creepy! Great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  31. All these books sound great. Nice picks and thanks for stopping by.

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  32. Ooh, The Turning sounds creepy. And Rump sounds like something I would enjoy. Great picks!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW.

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  33. Ooh, they both sound good. Rump sounds really cute, and The Turning seems like a great read for Halloween! Great picks :)

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  34. Rumpelstiltskin has been my favorite fairy tale since I was a child. I can't wait to read Rump!

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  35. Ah Mel! Both of these sound so great! Thanks so much for sharing!
    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  36. Ahhhhh! I love fairy tale retellings! Rump sounds awesome! Goshdarnit Mel, why must you introduce me to books that I just HAVE TO add to my ever-growing TBR list?! ;)

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  37. I want to read both! Francine Prose is so awesome. I can't wait to read her YA!

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  38. Hm. A lot of new books I've never heard of before. The Turning sounds like an interesting read.

    Thanks for stopping by
    @ Livin' Life Through Books

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  39. Wow, The Turning seems really cool! Not sure about Rump though - I think it would be cute but not aimed at me at all :-)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
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  40. Aw, Rump does sound adorable! And I love horror/thrillers so I love the sound of The Turning! I'll definitely check that one out. Great picks, Mel!

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  41. Hi Mel, :)

    I hope you love these when you get the chance to read them. Thank you for visiting my WOW post!!! Happy Wednesday.:-)

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  42. Rump! This is the first time I've heard about this one and I'm definitely going to be putting it on my to-read list! Sounds so great!

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  43. aven't heard of any of these before.Sounds good!Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  44. I love fairy tale retellings. Thanks for stopping by. New follower :D http://pageafterpagereviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog :). To answer you yes I think you can start the series with Iced since it's a spin off with a new story and a new character point of view :). But I highly advise you to read all the other books before because a lot of things happened and they are awesome !

    Oh I don't these books but I love the cover of Rump :p.Thanks for sharing !

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  46. Oh, I've always loved the story of Rumpelstiltskin! And I love retellings! Thanks for putting this book on my radar! And I'm excited about The Turning, as well! Doesn't it sound great? Thanks for sharing & for stopping by!

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  47. I don't read many MG books, but that one sounds interesting! The Turning looks really good too. I love the cover for that book. Great choices! :)

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  48. That Rump is a killer name...lol...I can't stop saying it and laughing! Yeah, it's MG, but I certainly see it's appeal :-)

    The Turning sounds really good--creepy good. I haven't heard of either of these. I'm glad you stopped by and I checked you out. Now I have two good books to add to my list. Thanks!

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  49. Thanks for visiting me! Not my genre, but Rump seems cute :)

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  50. Rump sounds like a cute read. Great picks. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  51. OMG Rump sounds so cute!!! And I love the cover for it! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. So excited to read The Turning (I especially love the cover!). I haven't seen Rump before, but I'm adding it to the TBR - I LOVE middle grade reads. :) Great picks! Thanks for stopping by our post!

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  53. Hey, I hadn't heard of these books before but the sound great. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my WOW.
    Great picks.
    Marti @ The Story Behind the Book Cover

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  54. Great picks :D I love MG books. <3 And Rump does seem kind of awesome ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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