Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme/event/blog hop hosted by Jill, at Breaking the Spine, so be sure to check back there for more blogs participating each week. :) It allows us to spotlight, or drool over an up-coming release we really can't wait to get our hands on.

My highly-anticipated book this week is:

Last spring I was lucky enough to get my hands on an ARC of the first in the trilogy, The Gathering Storm, but that was before I started this wonderful habit of reviewing books after I read them (I know, I know), so unfortunately I don't remember lots of it; all I remember is that I LOVED it.

It comes out in the beginning of October this year, so I guess I don't have tooo long to wait. :P Meanwhile I'll have to content myself by staring at this pretty cover until my eyes hurt.

So I'd like to share the summary of the first in the series, this totally hidden treasure in the YA world right now, because I think more people should SERIOUSLY READ it:

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

But I mean, come on. Russia?! In the 1800s, with necromancy? And other creepy undead things, and fancy princes, and very cool dresses?! I'm really surprised I've never stumbled upon anyone else who's read it.

(hint, hint...there's still time to read it before The Unfailing Light comes out. And you'd be one of the lucky ones who wouldn't have to wait that long! ;) )

Until next Wednesday, or maybe the one after that,


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