Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Above
by Leah Bobet

hitting shelves Spring, 2012 from Arthur A. Levine Books

description: 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.

My thoughts: Okay, I know this one is loooong way off, but look at it!! And it sounds so deliciously bizarre!! I mean, characters sporting lions feet, gills, bee wings...and an army of mindless whispering shadows? This one definitely has me intrigued!

21 comments :

  1. Oh, my, it sounds like a story full of the unexpected. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. And the cover is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Here is my wow

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  3. This sounds like a very thrilling story. I love the summary. Great pick!

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  4. I just saw this one and added it to my list IMMEDIATELY. I can't wait - it sounds stunning and that cover is gorgeous!

    Check out my WOW this week!

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  5. I have just added this to my TBR pile. It sounds amazing!! Thanx for sharing. Here's mine:

    http://madamedsboudoir.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-12.html

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  6. Great pick! I am adding it to my TBR list.

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  7. Wow! I've never heard of this one. It sounds so unique and original. Great pick!

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  8. Wow this one sounds great and tangled!!

    Come see what has us on pins and needles, and the giveaway that goes with it here

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  9. Bizarre is right, but very intriguing! Definitely goes on my TBR list.

    My WOW for this week comes with a giveaway . . . very exciting! :)

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  10. This one's on my list too, I loooove the cover and can't wait for it. Sounds amazing!

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  11. Next year :-) the cover is stunning.

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    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday-nicci-french.html

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  12. Great choice, great cover.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  13. I found out about this one not too long ago, and it sounds really great! I can't wait to read it! :)

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  14. I completely agree about the plot summary being on the bizarre side but the cover is so pretty!!

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  15. This looks pretty interesting; might need to pick this up. I would love if you checked out my WoW too!

    Btw, LOVE THE BLOG... I am not sure if we're fellow followers, but I follow you!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you,
    Cory @ Anti-Drug Reads

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  16. lions feet and gills? Interesting. I love the cover. Sounds awesome. Sucks it so far off!

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  17. that sounds like a book to keep on my TBR list!

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  18. Oooh! I have this on my wishlist. It sounds really great, right?? Loove the cover too :) Awesome pick!

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  19. This sounds awesome and the cover is amazing.

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  20. This does sound very different, I love the odd mixture of "parts"! Great find!

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