Here we are again at the corner of seduced-by-typography-on-book-covers and mythology. Actually, I don’t know if I’ve been on this particular corner before or not, but it sounded good in my head. I am smitten (smitten, I say!) by this latest find. It has elements of classical Greek mythology. The publisher’s catalogue says the writing is snappy and snarky – my favorite! AND it has a gorgeous, I-want-to-own-the-artwork-cover with feathers and cool fonts. Basically, I am all about this book, and I haven’t even read it yet. Justina Ireland’s Promise of Shadows will be released by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on March 11, 2014. 2014 can’t come soon enough!
On the run from a punishment worse than death, an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend upends Zephyr’s world—and not only because her old friend has grown surprisingly, extremely hot. It seems that Zephyr might just be the Nyx, a dark goddess that is prophesied to shift the power balance: for hundreds of years the half-gods have lived in fear, and Zephyr is supposed to change that.
But how is she supposed to save everyone else when she can barely take care of herself?
What books are you waiting on?