Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (60): Thieftaker & Son

Time for "Waiting On Wednesday" weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine! Waiting on Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating! 
  Coming Soon...
Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

To Be Published: July 17th 2012 by Tor Books
"Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay, August 26, 1765

A warm evening in colonial North America's leading city. Smoke drifts across the city, and with it the sound of voices raised in anger, of shattering glass and splintering wood. A mob is rioting in the streets, enraged by the newest outrage from Parliament: a Stamp Tax . Houses are destroyed, royal officials are burned in effigy. And on a deserted lane, a young girl is murdered.

Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker of some notoriety, and a conjurer of some skill, is hired by the girl's father to find her killer. Soon he is swept up in a storm of intrigue and magic, politics and treachery. The murder has drawn the notice of the lovely and deadly Sephira Pryce, a rival thieftaker in Boston; of powerful men in the royal government; of leaders of the American rebels, including Samuel Adams; and of a mysterious sorcerer who wields magic the likes of which Ethan has never encountered before.

To learn the truth of what happened that fateful night, Ethan must recover a stolen gem and sound the depths of conjurings he barely understands, all while evading Sephira and her henchmen, holding the royals and rebels at bay, and defending himself and those he loves from the shadowy conjurer.

No problem. Provided he doesn't get himself killed in the process."
My Ramblings on Thieftaker: This historical fantasy debut looks really intriguing! I was first pulled in by the awesome cover and then I read the synopsis and was hooked.  Magic around the time of the American Revolution? Sign me up!  Sounds like a great read for my summer list.
 Waiting for the long haul...

Son (The Giver #4) by Lois Lowry

To Be Published: October 2nd 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"Told in three separate story lines, Lois Lowry’s Son combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet — The Giver (1994 Newbery Medal winner), Gathering Blue, and Messenger — into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom. Thrust again into the dark, claustrophobic world of The Giver, readers will meet an intriguing new heroine, fourteen-year-old Claire. Jonas from The Giver is here too, and Kira, the heroine of Gathering Blue. In a final clash between good and evil, a new hero emerges.
My Ramblings on Son: Before Dystopian was Dystopian I remember reading Lois Lowry's The Giver (and the following two novels).  I am thrilled to know that Lowry has written a fourth novel and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I am curious to know what new story line she comes up with and how she plans to tie it all together with the previous novels.  I am sure it will be another thought provoking read that will go on it win awards like the rest of the series has. :) 



Anonymous said...

I am excited to read Thieftaker too. I hope that it is as good as we are hoping. My WOW...

Kate said...

Great picks. Love the blog, new follower on GFC : )

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Bookworm1858 said...

I love the sound of Thieftaker! I love colonial America and this one looks really enjoyable.


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