Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)
Author: Leah Bobet
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic imprint)
An extraordinary debut urban fantasy about dangers outside and in.
"Above pulls off that rare trick of being convincing and utterly magical at the same time."
- Emma Donoghue, NYT bestselling author of ROOM
Bobet's ABOVE is that rarest of creatures, combining the outspoken
honesty of a good first novel with the craft of a seasoned
professional." - Elizabeth Bear, Hugo Award-winning author of DUST
has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's
wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those
fleeing the city Above--like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack
Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.
terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and
only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew
unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he
realizes he must find a way to remake his home--not just for himself,
but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.
ABOVE is the debut of an amazing new voice.
Up until about 8pm last night, my initial pick for this week was A Million Suns by Beth Revis, but since Caitlin is letting me borrow it on Saturday, it felt like cheating. Also, I didn't want to wait a week to feature this cover.
So, yeah. The cover is gorgeous. So gorgeous. And her wings are awesome, not bird wings like angels, not butterfly wings like stereotypical faeries, not flowers like Aprilynne Pike's Wings series (which I do enjoy, it's a very cute and sweet series). Plus Leah's a Canadian author, and I'm all about plugging Canadian authors that write compelling-sounding books. ;) Doesn't the book sound awesome? This might have to be added to my 'will punch a lion in the face for this book' list.