Waiting On Wednesday
October 12, 2011 § 7 Comments
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
My Waiting on Wednesday picks this week are
Exiled from her comfortable home in the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. In Reverie, she spent time with her friends roaming virtual environments called Realms. But in The Death Shop, even the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage. He’s also her only hope for survival.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi is another dystopian themed adventure that will be published January 3rd by HarperCollins. This sounds incredibly exciting and I can’t wait to get a copy!!
They say the dead should rest in peace. Not all the dead agree.
One night, Silas Umber’s father Amos doesn’t come home from work. Devastated, Silas learns that his father was no mere mortician but an Undertaker, charged with bringing The Peace to the dead trapped in the Shadowlands, the states of limbo binding spirits to earth. With Amos gone, Silas and his mother have no choice but to return to Lichport, the crumbling seaside town where Silas was born, and move in with Amos’s brother, Charles.
Even as Silas eagerly explores his father’s town and its many abandoned streets and overgrown cemeteries, he grows increasingly wary of his uncle. There is something not quite right going on in Charles Umber’s ornate, museum-like house—something, Silas is sure, that is connected to his father’s disappearance. When Silas’s search leads him to his father’s old office, he comes across a powerful artifact: the Death Watch, a four hundred year old Hadean clock that allows the owner to see the dead.
Death Watch in hand, Silas begins to unearth Lichport’s secret history—and discovers that he has taken on his father’s mantle as Lichport’s Undertaker. Now, Silas must embark on a dangerous path into the Shadowlands to embrace his destiny and discover the truth about his father—no matter the cost.
Death Watch by Ari Berk is also expected to be published on November 15th from Simon and Schuster. I have this fascination with books that deal with death, afterlife, ghosts etc. I found the concept that undertakers are responsible for taking care of the spirits of the dead, making sure they do not remain trapped in Limbo, to be really intriguing. I can’t wait to read this one as well!!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday??