Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (68)

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

Title: Shadows Cast By Stars
Author: Catherine Knutsson
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Atheneum (S&S imprint)

From Goodreads:

Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet - especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the plague that is ravaging the rest of the world.

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to the plague, but that doesn't mean she's safe. Government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cass and her family, they flee to the Island, a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors, and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken Cass under her wing, and the tribal leader's son into his heart, the spirit world is angry, and it has chosen Cass to be its voice and instrument...

This book sounds so different from anything I've read recently. I love how the author's mixed together all these different elements, blood and antibodies and Aboriginal people and village healers and an evil government and spirit forces, and it all sounds like it'll work. It's with books like this that I'm kicking myself for not having an S&S contact. And the author's Canadian, so this book would totally work for my Canadian YA lit blog event. *sigh*


  1. This is the first time I have seen this. Sounds different, and it could be really good.

    Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Hope you get a copy or at least an author interview for the Canadian blog event. :)

  2. This sounds great another to add to my wishlist.

    My WoW

  3. It sounds exciting! I'll look for it.

  4. Wow this one sounds really good - and like you said, different. Hmm, maybe adding this one to my GR. Great pick! Feel free to stop by My WoW

  5. Wow, thanks for featuring my book as your WOW! Totally appreciated! And, re: your Canadian YA lit blog event, maybe drop me an email? I'd love to take part...

  6. dude, I agree about no S&S contact. They have some of the best books, and boom! No contact. Oh well. :p

    can't wait to read this one. Love the cover and the premise! :)

    my WOW.

  7. LOVE the cover!!!!

    stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!