Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (49)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Above
Author: Leah Bobet
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic imprint)

From Goodreads:

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

"Leah 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

Matthew 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.

But one 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.


  1. The cover looks very intriguing. The story sounds like a great read. Great pick! Thank you for sharing! :)


  2. You are reading The Fine Art of Truth or Dare? I can't wait to read that. Hope you are enjoying it.

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  3. Seen this one last week but awesome pick non the less here's my Waiting on Wednesday post

  4. That cover definitely seems to fit the book description perfectly.

    Hope you enjoy this one when it comes out (and you don't have to fight a lion for it) :)

  5. It is one beautiful cover. Also, yay for it being written by a Canadian author!

  6. Yay, I can't wait for this one! It looks so cool, and I love that it looks like Toronto, plus a Canadian author :) I wish April was closer!

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  7. Your right the cover is gorgeous! This one sounds sooooo good :)

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  8. i am DYING to read ABOVE. i love the cover and the premise. it sounds so, so good.

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  9. Yay! THis is one I'm really looking forward to. Great pick!

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  10. This looks like a good fantasy read. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

  11. I was just scrolling down my Google Reader and then I totally had to stop at that cover. It was like "dum de dum... HEY, Toronto!" Haha so yes I had to comment because obviously it's pretty awesome to see a Canadian author AND a Canadian setting, especially when it's represented on the cover.