Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where we showcase some of our hotly anticipated releases!
I have two WoWs this week. First up is:
THE BONE SEASON by SAMANTHA SHANNON
Release date: 12 September 2013
The Bone Season begins in 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. She works as an envoy between secret cells: she drops in an out of people's minds. For Paige is a lucid dreamer, a clairvoyant, and in her world, the world of Scion, she commits high treason simply by breathing. It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, kidnapped and transported to Oxford, a city that has been kept secret for two hundred years, she meets Warden, a Rephaite with dark honey skin and heavy-lidded yellow eyes. He is the single most beautiful and frightening thing she has every laid eyes on – and he will become her "keeper".
This comes out in over a year and I don't think it's YA, but there's been a lot of hype for this book and comparisons to J.K. Rowling, so I'm really curious. Poor Samantha Shannon must be feeling the pressure, especially since this is her debut novel (she's a student at Oxford University), and I'm really hoping this book lives up to the hype and manages to carve its own niche in the book world. The blurb definitely sounds intriguing, so fingers crossed.
(Summary from Goodreads)
Another book that looks AMAZING...
TEETH by HANNAH MOSKOWITZ
Release date: 1 January 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Hannah Moskowitz's (author of BREAK and INVINCIBLE SUMMER) TEETH features a sixteen-year-old boy whose family, in an effort to cure his ailing brother, relocates to a remote island where legendary magic fish are said to have healing powers, and he discovers the island has terrible secrets, including a half-teenager, half-fish.
I don't even know what to say. There is so much potential for awesomeness in that tiny blurb + the added reassurance of knowing Hannah Moskowitz wrote this + a gorgeous cover! What more could you ask for??
(Summary + image from Goodreads)
What are YOU waiting on this Wednesday?