Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (154)

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

Title: Promise of Shadows
Author: Justina Ireland
Release Date: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

From Goodreads:

Zephyr Mourning has never been very good at being a Harpy. She’d rather watch reality TV than learn forty-seven ways to kill a man, and she pretty much sucks at wielding magic. Zephyr was ready for a future pretending to be a normal human instead of a half-god assassin. But all that changes when her sister is murdered—and she uses a forbidden dark power to save herself from the same fate.

Zephyr is on the run from a punishment worse than death when an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend (a surprisingly HOT friend) changes everything. Because it seems like Zephyr might just be the Nyx, a dark goddess made flesh that is prophesied to change the power balance. For hundreds of years the half-gods have lived in fear, and Zephyr is supposed to change that.

But how is she supposed to save everyone when she can’t even save herself?

Yay, a Greek mythology YA that isn't all Persephone or Cassandra. ;) (Seriously, there are so many weird myths and characters that should be retold, don't just focus on the same two.)


  1. That cover is so pretty! And the synopsis sounds cool. I'm adding it to my ever growing TBR!

  2. I adoooooooore this cover. But for some reason I'm a little wary of a story about Harpies? I have no idea why though. Definitely keeping an eye on early reviews though, because seriously... I need that cover on my bookshelf. *_*

  3. I'm getting tired of the Persephone and Cassandra retellings too (though I did love Antigoddess). Also I love all the text-centric covers recently!

  4. Sounds great, thanks for sharing.

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    Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  5. This sounds awesome! I'm adding it right to my TBR! Great share! HAppy reading.
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