Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson
Release date: June 5, 2012
Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world.

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe—government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors—and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader’s son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument…

Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend,
Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. This sounds like something I would enjoy..excellent pick!
    My WoW

  2. That one sounds so good! And the cover is awesome. Great pick :)

    Here's my WoW!

  3. This one sounds really unique--which is always a good thing these days! First time I saw it, I have to admit that I added it to my reading list solely for the cover. :D Great pick!

  4. Ooooooh, a raven on the cover! That's a good sign! :D

    Patricia // My WOW

  5. OMG, Great Picks!! this book is in my TRB pile and i can't wait to read it :)

  6. ~ This sounds like it could be a really interesting book to read. I am currently hopping blog to blog to see what I can find that sparks my interest and this one is must have for my TBR pile. Thank you for sharing.

  7. New follower, I've seen this around on Goodreads but have never really taken the time to read what it's about and now that I have it's going straight onto my wishlist, great pick, my wow

  8. Hey, I know that book! :) Thanks for featuring SHADOWS on your WoW this week. I totally appreciate it!