Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (Feb 3)

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

Title: The Body Finder
Author: Kimberly Derting
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Published: March 16, 2010

Violet Ambrose can find the dead. Or at least, those who have been murdered. She can sense the echoes they leave behind... and the imprints they leave on their killers. As if that weren't enough to deal with during junior year, she also has a sudden, inexplicable, and consuming crush on her best friend since childhood, Jay Heaton.

Now a serial killer has begun terrorizing Violet's small town... and she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Title: The Owl Keeper
Author: Christine Brodien-Jones
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: April 13, 2010

Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction—about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about the Owl Keeper.

According to Max’s gran, in times of darkness the Owl Keeper would appear to unite owls and sages against the powers of the dark. Gran is gone now, and so are her stories of how the world used to be. Max is no longer brave. The forest is dangerous, the books Gran had saved have been destroyed, and the silver owls are extinct. At least that’s what the High Echelon says. But Max knows better.

Maxwell Unger has a secret. And when a mysterious girl comes to town, he might just have to start being brave again.

The time of the Owl Keeper, Gran would say, is coming soon.

► I'm LOVIN' the covers for both books. I can't wait to read them!


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Ooooooh I love owls...I so want to read The Owl Keeper :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oooo I like the sound of the Owl Keeper :)

ninefly said...

oh, the Owl Keeper has a really awesome premise, I'll have to check that out!
recently started paying attention to the Body Finder too, the cover is really pretty =D

Cindy said...

two great choices :) i love the cover of The Owl Keeper

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,
Thanks for featuring my book THE OWL KEEPER! It is an amazing cover, isn't it? I've grown quite attached to that little owl..
THE BODY FINDER looks intriguing, I'll have to hunt down a copy. So many terrific books out there!
I hope you'll like THE OWL KEEPER!
Christine Brodien-Jones

Alyssa Kirk said...

I'm with on the Body Finder. Haven't heard of the Owl Keeper but I'll look for it now. Sounds great!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

oh, love both picks! I adore the owl cover and fell in love with the BF cover months ago when I 1st saw it - so beautiful!

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