Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (38)

Time for the"Waiting On Wednesday" weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Waiting on Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Above by Leah Bobet

To be Published: 2012 by Arthur A. Levine Books

Matthew's father had lion's feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe's histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can't stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe's founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel's increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner's occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he's devoted his life to aren't true: Corner's invasion -- and Ariel's terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.

And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself.
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What was I thinking looking at books that don't come out until 2012?!  It is going to be a long wait, but this one looks totally worth it.  The first thing to catch my eye was the great cover - but then the synopsis quickly trumped it. I can't wait!!

What book are YOU waiting on?
 
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2 comments:

Amy said...

I've not seen this before. Looks amazing, and the cover is stunning (i know i shouldn't but i do judged books by the cover sometimes). Great pick.

Here's my WoW

Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

I Read Banned Books said...

New to me!

Jen

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