Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, started by Jill at Breaking The Spine, highlighting future book releases everyone is waiting on!
This is my first time taking part in this meme which is amazing because it has been going for years. For my first book, I am desperately waiting for The Night Itself by Zoe Marriott which will be published in July by Walker Books.
The Night Itself (The Name of the Blade, #1)
Goodreads Summary
When fifteen year old Mio Yamato furtively sneaks the katana - an ancestral Japanese sword - out of its hiding place in her parent's attic to help liven up her Christmas party costume, she has no idea of the darkness she is about to unleash on modern day London, or the family secrets that she is going to uncover.
The paralysing paranoia that descends on her before she gets to her friend's party is her first clue. The vivid and terrifying visions that nearly get her killed are a pretty good warning too.
The giant nine-tailed cat demon that comes after the sword and tries to rip her throat out? Overkill.
Seconds away from becoming kitty-food, Mio is saved by Shinobu, a mysterious warrior boy. But it's already too late. Mio has ruptured the veil between the mortal realm and the Underworld, and now the gods and monsters of ancient Japan stalk the streets of London, searching for her and the sword.
With the help of her best friend Jack, a fox spirit named Hikaru - and the devoted protection of the betwitchingly familiar Shinobu - Mio attempts to discover the true nature of the sword and its connection to the Yamato family. Because if she doesn't learn how to control the katana's incredible powers, she's in danger of being overwhelmed by them. And if she can't keep the sword safe from the terrible creatures who want it for their own, she'll lose not only her own life... but the love of a lifetime

20 comments:

  1. Isn't this an awesome cover? I'm totally smitten! Awesome pick!

    Waiting on Wednesday

    ~Jay
    We Fancy Books

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    1. I am so excited by this book. The cover is so different from the author's other books.

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  2. Wow, sounds interesting. I'll be sure to check this out when it's on the market. :)

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  3. i have never heard of this one before but i like the look and sound of it. great pick :)

    our WoW

    -michelle

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  4. Wow. This sounds really good. I hadn't heard of it before. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

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  5. I love the sound! :) And I liked her other book (The swan kingdom) so I can't wait.

    WoW Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. I loved that one too. As well as Shadows On The Moon.

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  6. My goodness that does sounds like an interesting book. Great pick and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

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    1. I hope I don't. The proofs are out now, so fingers crossed...

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  8. This sounds so awesome! Gods and monsters of ancient Japan set loose on modern London? Yes please!

    My WoW this week is Fragments by Dan Wells!

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  9. I saw this for the first time last week and thought it sounded interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW

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