waiting on wednesday (39)

Wednesday, October 17, 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.

Let’s make it official: I am branching out into middle grade.  Especially middle grade sci-fi and fantasy.  This move is motivated in part by the wonderful reading luck I’ve had in the past year.  I’ve found intelligent, heartfelt books that reminded me of the first love I felt for characters and their stories and which turned me into an insatiable bookworm.  I look forward to finding many more in the years to come.  I am hoping that Kieran Larwood’s debut, Freaks, will be one of the standouts.  It sounds like an outrageous frolic, and did I mention the words VICTORIAN SIDESHOW?  Yes please!  Freaks will be released by Scholastic on April 5, 2013.

freaks by kieran larwood book cover
Weirdest. Crime fighters. Ever. 

Sheba, the fur-faced Wolfgirl, can sniff out a threat from miles away. Monkeyboy clambers up bridges and buildings in the blink of an eye -- then drops deadly stink bombs of his own making! Sister Moon sees in the dark, and moves at the speed of light. Born with weird abnormalities that make them misfits, these FREAKS spend their nights on public display, trapped in a traveling Victorian sideshow. But during the day, they put their strange talents to use: They solve the most sinister crimes. And in a dank, desperate world of crooks and child-snatchers, they're determined to defend London's most innocent victims: the street urchins disappearing from the city's streets.

What books are you waiting on?

15 comments:

biochemguy said...

I hadn't heard of this one before so thank you for spotlighting it. Thanks for sharing! ^.^

Liviania said...

I do like Freaks by Annette Curtis Klause - maybe this Freaks will live up to the title as well.

Novels On The Run said...

This looks fun, especially the title:D

Enjoy!! When you get to read it!

Michelle

Little Miss Becky said...

OH MY GOSH this looks like such a fun read. Its the first I've heard of it, so THANK YOU! :D

Jenea Whittington said...

This sounds really good. Nice pick.. I will have to add it.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever' WoW

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fantastic summary. I love the cover too.

Lauren said...

I've read a couple of really good Middle Grade books lately as well. Sometimes they can be a little young for me, but the ones that have amazing stories are just fantastic. Anyhow, this one sounds really good. Curious about the whole Victorian Sideshow as well. Great pick! :)

LS Murphy said...

Great pick. It sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoy! your pick.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-gilded-wings-angel_17.html

Charlotte said...

That does sound enticing...

thekams said...

Middle grade has some amazing books and authors, and Freaks sounds like it's going to be right up there with them. Love the concept of the Sideshow and solving crimes side by side. Definitely adding this one to my list!

Book Sake said...

I love the opening to the synopsis of this one!

- Jessica @ Book Sake

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Oh, I love MG fiction so this is just so tempting! Wow, I don't know how you found this one, but I do hope it will be a series! Great Pick!!

Heather

Katieb MundieMoms said...

THis sounds like a fun read!

Dazzling Mage said...

This sounds AMAZING! And I love that time period too. Great WoW pick!

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