{Waiting On Wednesday} A Wounded Name by Dot Hutcherson

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

waiting on wednesday

Dot Hutchison
Publication Date:
September 1st 2013
Carolrhoda Lab
Hardcover, 320 pages

There's a girl who could throw herself head first into life and forge an unbreakable name, an identity that stands on its own without fathers or brothers or lovers who devour and shatter.


Sixteen-year-old Ophelia Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her dead mother.

Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts- two of them- on the school grounds.

At the center of her crumbling world is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. He, too, understands the power of a promise to a parent- even a dead one. To him, Ophelia is the only person not tainted by deceit and hypocrisy, a mirror of his own broken soul. And to Ophelia, Dane quickly becomes everything. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him, Dane slips away. Consumed by suspicion, rage, and madness, he spirals towards his tragic fate- dragging Ophelia, and the rest of Elsinore, with him.


Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make- and a promise to keep. She is not the girl others want her to be. But in Dot Hutchison's dark and sensuous debut novel, the name "Ophelia" is as deeply, painfully, tragically real as "Hamlet".

I've always been intrigued by re-imaginings of Hamlet, especially the ones that grant Ophelia a voice. A Wounded Name sounds incredibly interesting and hauntingly beautiful. I love the idea of a teenage Ophelia, lonely and terribly traumatized. I don't know about you, but this seems like my kind of book.
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  1. I really adore that cover. Helps even more that it sounds good too! :D Great pick!
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  2. Nice. I hadn't heard of this book until now. The cover definitely is eye catching.


  3. What a pretty cover. I'm not a big fan of retellings but maybe I'd like this one. I'll wait to see some reviews for it. Great pick :)
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  4. I LOVE THAT COVER! I've never read Hamlet; for some reason, that one was never assigned in honors, but I'd still love to read it eventually. I think I'd really like this retelling, too, and hey, it'd all be new to me. :) Thanks for sharing! I'm off to add it to my TBR!

  5. I love the cover and description. Nice pick!

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  6. Wow that cover is amazing!! I want it for that alone! Thanks for posting this and bringing it to my attention =)

  7. Yep, this one is on my to-read list! I'm looking forward to its release. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

  8. I'm kind of in love with this cover! Awesome pick I can't wait for this one either.
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW post this week :)
    - Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  9. I love how A Wounded Name looks! Can't wait for it to be released (:

  10. Lovely cover! I haven't seen this one before, thanks for sticking it on my radar.

  11. Great choice, I will definitely read this when it comes out : )

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  12. This books sounds wonderful & I love the cover!

    I really enjoy retellings so I'm definitely eager to grab a copy of this.

    A great WoW pick :-)


  13. Oh wow! I haven't seen this one before. Not only does it sounds amazing, but it has an amazing cover. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by :)

  14. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds very interesting. Thank you for sharing. Thanks for stopping by.
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