waiting on wednesday (30)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 |
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.

There’s this book.  It has beautiful, understated cover artwork and fascinating back cover copy.  A lot of books have that, though.  How about a book that seems as if it was written specifically to appeal to my tastes?  Meagan Spooner’s debut novel Skylark is a young adult fantasy, with shades of dystopia and a hint of steampunk.  MORE THAN OKAY.  I am totally into this book, and I haven’t even read it yet.  Skylark will be published by Carolrhoda Lab (Lerner), and releases on August 1st, 2012.

skylark by meagan spooner book coverVis in magia, in vita vi. In magic there is power, and in power, life.

For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley waited for the day when her Resource would be harvested and she would finally be an adult. After the harvest she expected a small role in the regular, orderly operation of the City within the Wall. She expected to do her part to maintain the refuge for the last survivors of the Wars. She expected to be a tiny cog in the larger clockwork of the city.

Lark did not expect to become the City’s power supply.

For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley believed in a lie. Now she must escape the only world she’s ever known…or face a fate more unimaginable than death.

What books are you waiting on?

13 comments:

Liviania said...

Carolrhoda Lab has been publishing some amazing stuff.

Nicole said...

I was waiting for this one a few weeks ago. Great pick!

Gwenyth Love said...

I saw this book at BEA but didn't get a chance to pick it up. It does look intriguing! Here is my WoW for the week.

ashelynn hetland said...

gah, this one sounds so good! I really hope I get an early copy of it. :D

Shortskie said...

I can't wait to read this. Great Choice!

Shortskie's WoW

thekams said...

This sounds amazing! Being used as a power supply? And I can't help but wonder what will happen to the city if she does escape. Definitely adding this one to my TBR!

Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea said...

Oh, I haven't seen this one yet. But it IS beautiful!! I love those colours on the cover.

Jamie said...

I've been seeing this one pop up all over. I definitely need to add it to my list!

Pixie said...

Ohh this one is new to me - I am adding it to my list. Very unique storyline.

Little Miss Becky said...

Such an interesting premise! Looks good!

Mundie Moms said...

Great choice! I've heard some great things about this book.

Dazzling Mage said...

Oh, this sounds GOOD! Awesome WoW pick!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooooooooooooo sounds good.

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