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.
In the lead-up to my trip last month I had a great time finding (and reading!) children's and young adult fantasy set in Ireland or by Irish authors. And actually, now that I've started looking for Irish books, it's hard to stop... it might develop into a side-obsession! Che Golden's fairy tale title has been out for a while in the the UK, but arrives in the United States next summer. Middle grade fantasy The Feral Child will be released by Quercus on June 3, 2014.
Her parents dead, Maddy is sick of living in Ireland, sick of Blarney and sick of her cousin Danny, one of the nastiest people you could meet this side of an Asbo. Mad as hell one evening, she crawls inside the grounds of the castle, the one place she has always been forbidden to go. Once inside, she is chased by a strange feral boy, who she suspects is one of the faerie: cruel, fantastical people who live among humans and exchange local children for their own.
When the boy returns to steal her neighbour Stephen into his world, Maddy and her cousins set off on a terrifying journey into a magical wilderness, determined to bring him back home. To do so, they must face an evil as old as the earth itself…
What books are you waiting on?