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 usually keep track of my MOST ANTICIPATED books via Amazon wishlist (such a handy tool!). Notice the ‘most anticipated’ all in capital letters back there. I also keep track of 150+ books that I haven’t-had-time-to-get-to-but-would-like-to-before-I-die. That list resides on Goodreads. And it doesn’t count the two bookcases full of unread volumes in my bedroom. Needless to say, there’s a lot to read. Lately, middle grade has been near the top of the pile, and this upcoming book by Shannon Messenger continues the trend. It. Looks. Awesome. And yes, it’s on the Amazon wishlist. Keeper of the Lost Cities releases on October 2, 2012 from Aladdin (Simon & Schuster).
Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She's a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It's a talent she's never known how to explain.
Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there's a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known.
Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie's memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.
In this page-turning debut, Shannon Messenger creates a riveting story where one girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.
What books are you waiting on?