waiting on wednesday (49)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 |
Today I’m participating in "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Erin Bow’s debut novel Plain Kate was a masterpiece.  Bow’s wondrous way with words and her story of unthinkable choices wrapped me up in emotion and didn’t let me go. It was the sort of experience that turns you into a rabid fan, scouring Goodreads and/or Amazon for any hint of a new release.  When I looked through the Scholastic catalog last week I struck gold – Bow’s next book comes out this fall.  Sorrow’s Knot will be released by Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic) in November 2013.

sorrow's knot by erin bow book cover
From the acclaimed author of Plain Kate, a new novel about what lurks in the shadows, and how to put it to rest... 

In the world of Sorrow’s Knot, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry, something deadly. Most of the people of this world live on the sunlit, treeless prairies. But a few carve out an uneasy living in the forest towns, keeping the dead at bay with wards made from magically knotted cords. The women who tie these knots are called binders. And Otter's mother, Willow, is one of the greatest binders her people have ever known. 

But Willow does not wish for her daughter to lead the lonely, heavy life of a binder, so she chooses another as her apprentice. Otter is devastated by this choice, and what's more, it leaves her untrained when the village falls under attack. In a moment of desperation, Otter casts her first ward, and the results are disastrous. But now Otter may be her people's only hope against the shadows that threaten them. Will the challenge be too great for her? Or will she find a way to put the dead to rest once and for all?

What books are you waiting on?

14 comments:

Little Miss Becky said...

How did I miss reading Plain Kate? A masterpiece, huh? I will definitely have to make time for it sometime soon. Then we can be excited about Sorrow's Knot together! :D Great pick!

FourDivergent said...

I'm not familiar with this author. This book though sounds very interesting! Happy reading :)

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thebookhoarderblog said...

I'm wanting to read this one too. Great pick.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds creepy good.

Divergent Gryffindor said...

Oooh, havent heard of this one before. Hope you enjoy reading it when you do :)
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Lizzy said...

I really enjoyed Plain Kate, and I had no idea that Erin Bow had another book coming out! Woohoo! Great pick :)

Katie said...

I haven't read Plain Kate but I've heard such good things about it. This one sounds just as awesome. Great WoW pick!

Bonnie R said...

I've heard Plain Kate was amazing but never picked it up. This one sounds great too, really need to check this author out. Great pick! :)
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Liviania said...

Huh, this sounds really good. I've heard great things about Plain Kate, but have yet to come across a copy.

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews said...

Never read this author, but that blurb sounds intriguing. I'll have to check out Plain Kate now. Thanks for sharing!

Courtney Ann said...

Ooo I really like that cover. Great pick :D

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Charlotte said...

oh goodness, will there never be an end to all the books I want to read????

thekams said...

This sounds absolutely fantastic! Definitely going on my wish-list =)

Michelle Pickett said...

I've never heard of this author, but I love the sound of the book. Definitely worth the time to check out.

Great pick!

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