Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (Feb 17)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Wintercraft
Author: Jenna Burtenshaw
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: May 13, 2010

Ten years ago Kate Winters' parents were taken by the High Council's wardens to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane -- the High Council's most feared man -- recognizes Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council's experiments into the veil, and he's convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace. The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft -- a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft. To help Artemis, Edgar and herself, Kate must honour her pact with a murderer and come face to face with the true nature of death.

Title: A Blue So Dark
Author: Holly Schindler
Genre: Young Adult
Published: May 1st, 2010

Terrified that her mother, a schizophrenic and an artist, is a mirror that reflects her own future, sixteen-year-old Aura struggles with her overwhelming desires to both chase artistic pursuits and keep madness at bay.

As her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet keeps drawing Aura toward the depths of her own imagination—the shadows of make-believe that she finds frighteningly similar to her mother’s hallucinations.

Convinced that creative equals crazy, Aura shuns her art, and her life unravels in the process.

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Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oh my gosh...you have no idea how much I want to read A Blue So Dark...wow! Mine is here:


Shweta said...

Both the books look great.. I love the cover of the first one..:)

Unknown said...

Great picks - LOVE the look of both of them!

Karissa E said...

Wintercraft sounds really good. I am going to add it to my list to read! Here's mine.

Tales of Whimsy said...

I can't wait for you to read the second one and tell me what you think. I just adore the cover.

Katy said...

Great picks I'm excited for these to.

Eleni said...

Great picks! They both sounds awesome :P

Monster of Books said...

Certainly craving the first one :) :) :)

Unknown said...

Ooh yes, I cannot wait for Wintercraft!

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