“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re
dying for panting over eagerly awaiting the chance to read.
My pick for this week is The Bone Season (Scion #1) by Samantha Shannon!
Coming August 20, 2013
It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing.
But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in their army.
Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of his mind and his own mysterious motives.
The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine—a young woman learning to harness her powers in a world where everything has been taken from her.
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS BOOK BEFORE NOW? I just happened to stumble upon it while browsing Goodreads – imagine my utter shock and surprise when I read that the extremely young author had signed a six-figure deal for three out of a potential seven books AND THAT SHE’S BEING TOUTED AS THE NEXT J.K. ROWLING!!!
Obviously I must read this. Will definitely be buying on August 20th!
What are you
patiently waiting on?
Note: This post was also scheduled before I received the happy news that I was approved for an ARC of this book! Hmm, wonder if I can make this a habit…