Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: The Cold is in Her Bones
Author: Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and mesmerizing story of love, revenge, and redemption inspired by the myth of Medusa.
Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and fear will keep her safe.
Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might finally be coming to an end. But Iris has a secret she’s forbidden to share: The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random, and the townspeople live in terror of who it will come for next.
Now, it seems, the demon has come for Iris. When Iris is captured and imprisoned with other possessed girls, Milla leaves home to rescue her and break the curse forever. Her only company on the journey is a terrible new secret of her own: Milla is changing, too, and may soon be a demon herself.
Suspenseful and vividly imagined, The Cold Is in Her Bones is a novel about the dark, reverberating power of pain, the yearning to be seen and understood, and the fragile optimism of love.
Why am I excited?
The simple answer is that I’m obsessed with Greek mythology. Not to mention that this is a Medusa retelling! I’ve only read one other retelling of this particular myth, which was the Gods & Monsters series by Kelly Keaton. This book has demons, curses, and myth so I’m pretty excited to see how it’s going to turn out! I’ve heard good things and I’m excited to get my hands on it.
Do you have any favourite Greek myth retellings? Let me know in the comments!