Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is brought to you by Breaking The Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

I think I'm with most of the world in anticipating this first book. The cover pic looks a little Johnny Depp-ish.

Cassandra Clare - Clockwork Angel

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

OMG..I don't think I finished this series, but now I'm going to have to. I remember reading Clan Of The Cave Bear in high school!!

Jean M. Auel - The Land Of The Painted Caves

The highly anticipated sixth book of Jean Auel's Earth's Children® series, THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES, is the culmination fans have been waiting for. Continuing the story of Ayla and Jondalar, Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived more than 25,000 years ago. THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES is an exquisite achievement by one of the world's most beloved authors.


Midnight Sapphire Books said...

I want Clockwork Angel too!
here is my WoW:

Manga Maniac said...

I am waiting on Clockwork Angel, too, and I can't believe there is finally going to be another Earth's Children book.

Here is my WoW - Manga Maniac Cafe

Jan von Harz said...

Love Auel's series too so I am with you on this one. Also anxious for Clockwork Angel. Great picks

Aleksandra said...

Great choices! I still haven't read the Mortal Instruments, but I'm planning to read them soon, so I guess after that I'll want to read The Clockwork Angel also ;)
I haven't heard about the Earth's Children series, although they're not new, but they sound like books I'd enjoy, so I'm adding them on my tbr list :)

Alayne said...

Nice picks. I'd like to read The Clockwork Angel as well. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Aimee said...

I really need to look into this author, I've seen her books just about everywhere and they look great! My WoW is here.

Swimmer said...

I need to read something by Cassandra Clare!

Violet said...

I am so excited for Clockwork Angel! :) The only thing that makes me nervous about reading it is knowing that the wait between Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince (the second Infernal Devices book) is going to be TORTUROUS! Great WoW picks! Thank you for stopping by The Eager Readers. :)

Alyssa Kirk said...

Didn't know about the Auel book but am dying for Clockwork Angel!

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Sugar and Snark said...

Love your WoW!

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