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).
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?