waiting on wednesday (23)

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?

24 comments:

Charlotte said...

I'm looking forward to this one too!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooooooo me too. And seriously how cool is this cover?

Lark Andrea said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

Reading Lark's WOW

Fall Into Books said...

I usually don't read books that have protagonists that are that young, but it still sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

Amber @ Fall Into Books

My WoW

Eunice said...

This sounds interesting. Though I'm not usually into middle grade book I think this would be a fun read. :))

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

This sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

that cover is so fun!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Interesting! Thanks for sharing. I need to read some more MG.

-Lauren

Rachelia (Bookish Comforts) said...

Thanks for stopping by my WoW! I don't read a lot of Middle grade, but your pick looks exciting - I love the cover.

Jenna D. said...

Thanks for checking out my WOW. I love venturing into middle grade at times. I'll have to add this one to my Goodreads list! :)

Jenna @ Making the Grade
http://mtgreviews.wordpress.com/

Pixie said...

This looks like a fun read. Hope it's worth your wait!

Jenny said...

I don't usually read books with protagonists that young but this one sounds like it could be really fun (like City of Ember was). Perhaps my daughter would like it too!

Here's my WOW.

Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

Jenny said...

PS: Your blog is simply beautiful.

I Read Banned Books said...

Great pick! I can't wait to read this one either!

Jen

Tiffany Drew said...

This is on my need-to-read list too! Excellent choice!

Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

Liviania said...

Sounds nifty! I enjoy books about telepaths - it's an interesting power with lots of potential drawbacks.

Book Flame said...

I haven't picked up a middle grade book in a long time but this does sound interesting and what a fun cover.

thekams said...

I am SO excited for this one! Middle grade has some pretty amazing books out lately - I love it.

thekams said...

I am SO excited for this one! Middle grade has some pretty amazing books out lately - I love it.

Lindsay Cummings author said...

it's a very fun cover!

stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!

http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/exclusive-cover-reveal-venom-by-fiona.html

Mundie Moms said...

Great WOW! I am so excited about this book!! I can't wait to read it.

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This definitely looks like a fun one! I need to get back to reading more middle grade!

GABY said...

Yes, this one sounds amazing!! :D

Liz. R said...

Hadn't heard of this one before, but I like the sound of it! Great cover too :).

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