waiting on wednesday (7)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 |

I’m participating today in "Waiting On" Wednesday. It is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, and its purpose is to spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.


I have been a fan of Patricia C. Wrede since sometime in my early teens, when I first picked up Dealing with Dragons at my local library. My admiration for her writing has never waned. Other favorites by Wrede include Snow White and Rose Red, The Magician’s Ward and her most recent, Thirteenth Child. The second installment in her Frontier Magic series, Across the Great Barrier, comes out on August 1, 2011 from Scholastic.


From New York Times #1 bestselling author Patricia C. Wrede, the second in the series of magic on the western frontier.

Eff is an unlucky thirteenth child - her twin brother, Lan, is a powerful seventh son of a seventh son. And yet, Eff is the one who saved the day for the settlements west of the Great Barrier. Her unique ways of doing magic and seeing the world, and her fascination with the magical creatures and land in the Great Plains push Eff to work toward joining an expedition heading west. But things are changing on the frontier.

There are new professors of magic for Eff and Lan to learn to work with. There's tension between William and his father. And there are new threats on the frontier and at home. To help, Eff must travel beyond the Barrier, and come to terms with her magical abilities—and those of her brother, to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.

With wit, magic, and a touch of good pioneer sense, Patricia C. Wrede weaves a fantastic tale of the very wild west.


What books are you waiting on?

26 comments:

Brittany @ Nice Girls Read Books said...

New follower here :)

I have A MATTER OF MAGIC to read by Patricia C Wrede, so I really hope I like that one in order to continue with her other works :) Great pick!

Check out my WOW this week!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one...enjoy!

Here's MY WOW

Sally Sapphire said...

Oooh, nice pick! All 3 of the picks in my WOW this week are fantasy related too.

Alison said...

Sounds great. I've heard of Patricia Wrede but never read anything by her. I should remedy that.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

FAB! And totally new to me.

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_16.html

Universe in Words said...

Heey
Great Teaser!! Love the cover as well!!
Juli

Melissa said...

Sounds like a great book. I haven't heard to much about the author or her books, I'l have to check my library and see what they have:)

Thanks for stopping by my WoW:)
MElissa

Christina / Book Addict said...

Great pick! I can't say I am familiar with this series or author, but it does sound like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing this one!

Liz. R said...

The seventh son of a seventh son! I LOVE books that use this legend/myth/thingy - I've always been interested in anything to do with magic. Nice pick!

Christina T said...

I loved Thirteenth Child and I've been meaning to try some of her other books. Great pick! I am looking forward to this one too.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

YAY! I'm so glad this is coming out soon! My teens have been asking for it. The cover is amazing-much better than the first one in the series I think.

proseandkahn said...

I loved what I have read by Patricia Wrede and this one sounds amazing! Thanks for the heads up; thanks for stopping by my blog.

brenda

MissAttitude said...

Oooo this sounds really good! I've been hankering for a good ol magic read, so maybe I'll get Thirteenth Child since people seem to have such love for it :)

danya said...

I am a fan of Patricia Wrede too! I read the first one in this series quite a while ago and don't remember much about it (I do prefer some of her others) but I will probably read Across the Great Barrier at some point. I like that cover!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oooh, i love this author! i read her whole dragons series when i was younger! thanks for the heads up, i'm adding it to my list!

Book Sake said...

This looks great, I love the storyline and that it's by an author you already love!

Lizzy said...

I hadn't heard of it, but now I'm looking forward to grabbing a copy. Great pick!

Marrion said...

I love the background of the book.. It's very artistic! I'm a new follower! And thanks for visiting my blog! Happy Reading! ^^

kathy@bookskidslike.com said...

In my estimation, Patricia Wrede is the best fantasy author!!!

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

Ooo, hubby was very excited to see your WoW pick! He's been waiting forever for the second in this series to come out!

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

Ooh, this one sounds really great! awesome pick! =)

Nina said...

Great pick! Very good. :)

Bronagh said...

Thanks for checking out my WoW!

Love the sounds of this one, haven't heard about it til now but it's definitely going on my list!

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

This looks very good! I've never heard of this author before though. :) Great pick & thanks for stopping by my blog. Your site is ADORABLE. I'm also your newest follower.

Georgia Girls said...

Magic on the Frontier? Who knew. I'll check this out. thanks!

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