I’m participating today (for only the second time ever) in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and this meme spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
My reading list is leaning strongly towards fairy-tale and fantasy fiction these days, and so it’s no surprise that one of my most anticipated reads is The Princess and the Snowbird by Mette Ivie Harrison. The book will be released on May 4, 2010 by HarperTeen. So I don’t have long to wait…hooray!
She is the headstrong daughter of the hound and the bear, heir to all her royal parents' magic and able to transform at will into any animal she wishes.
He is an outcast, a boy without magic, determined to make his way in the forest beholden to no one.
Though Liva and Jens are as different as night and day, from the time their paths first cross they are irresistibly drawn to one another. Each wrestles with demons: Liva with the responsibility that comes with the vast magic she's inherited, Jens with the haunting memories he's left behind. Separately, they keep a lookout for each other and for the immense snowbird whose appearances signify a dark event on the horizon.
When a terrible threat surfaces, Liva and Jens set out in an attempt to protect all they hold dear. Much is at stake—for while their failure could spell an end to all magic, their success could bring them together at last.