Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday

What I'm Reading: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

What I'm Working On: Jotting notes for how Slayer needs to change.

Over at The Magic of Ink, the author has a regular post called “Waiting on Wednesday”. I love it. As best I can tell, the author posts a book that is yet to be published that she’s eager to read – or waiting on. I love that. I think I’ll adopt it.

Of course, if the author of The Magic of Ink objects, she simply needs to let me know and I’ll cease and desist.

“Waiting on Wednesday”: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.
Release date: March 10th 2009 by Delacorte Press

In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

I love supporting new authors. Plus this book sounds like it's right up my alley -- a mysterious big bad evil, a girl with no good choices to make (but choices nonetheless), and whole new world to fall in love with. I can't wait.
(Thanks Magic of Ink for a great idea.)