waiting on wedneday (54)

Wednesday, June 12, 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.

Robin McKinley is one of my all-time favorite, pre-order months before release, auto-dial authors (i don’t know what an ‘auto-dial author’ is really, but it sounded good).  When she released Pegasus in 2010, I was ecstatic to again be immersed in a richly-detailed epic fantasy.  And while I’m still waiting for books 2 & 3 in that story, McKinley has written an urban fantasy.  I think it looks really interesting, and knowing McKinley, the writing will be superb.  Ahhhh – I can’t wait!!! Shadows will be released on September 26, 2013 by Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin).

shadows by robin mckinley book cover
Maggie knows something’s off about Val, her mom’s new husband. Val is from Oldworld, where they still use magic, and he won’t have any tech in his office-shed behind the house. But—more importantly—what are the huge, horrible, jagged, jumpy shadows following him around? Magic is illegal in Newworld, which is all about science. The magic-carrying gene was disabled two generations ago, back when Maggie’s great-grandmother was a notable magician. But that was a long time ago. 

Then Maggie meets Casimir, the most beautiful boy she has ever seen. He’s from Oldworld too—and he’s heard of Maggie’s stepfather, and has a guess about Val’s shadows. Maggie doesn’t want to know…until earth-shattering events force her to depend on Val and his shadows. And perhaps on her own heritage. 

In this dangerously unstable world, neither science nor magic has the necessary answers, but a truce between them is impossible. And although the two are supposed to be incompatible, Maggie’s discovering the world will need both to survive.

What books are you waiting on?


Liviania said...

Robin McKinley is always worth waiting for.

Kathryn Cooper said...

Great author, great pick!
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Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I'm excited for this one, too. I haven't read the author's other books, but this one sounds amazing. Great pick!
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo sounds good. I reallly dig the cover.

Slytherpuff said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but I'll have to check it out!

New follower. :)

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Krystianna said...

This book does sound really good! I may have to check it out. :b

Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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