Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline CareyMiranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling

Publisher: Tor Books

Anticipated Release Date: 2017

In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the action of the entire play unfolds over the course of a single day. But what happened on the island in the twelve years leading up to that day? Why does the magician Prospero keep his daughter Miranda ignorant of her history? Why does he take the supposedly monstrous Caliban under his wing?View Spoiler »

As an unabashed fan girl of The Tempest – one who’s painfully aware of how colonial attitudes shaped the writing of Caliban – I’m eagerly anticipating this retelling of Shakespeare’s play.

I’ve actually never read anything by Jacqueline Carey (I know!!!), but MIRANDA AND CALIBAN provides the perfect entry point into the beloved author’s work. Fingers crossed that she does Shakespeare justice…no pressure!

What are you waiting on this week? Are you planning on reading MIRANDA AND CALIBAN? Let me know in the comments!