waiting on wednesday (60)

Today I’m participating in "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Here we are again at the corner of seduced-by-typography-on-book-covers and mythology.  Actually, I don’t know if I’ve been on this particular corner before or not, but it sounded good in my head.  I am smitten (smitten, I say!) by this latest find.  It has elements of classical Greek mythology.  The publisher’s catalogue says the writing is snappy and snarky – my favorite!  AND it has a gorgeous, I-want-to-own-the-artwork-cover with feathers and cool fonts.  Basically, I am all about this book, and I haven’t even read it yet.  Justina Ireland’s Promise of Shadows will be released by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on March 11, 2014.  2014 can’t come soon enough!

promise of shadows by justina ireland book cover
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 changed when her sister was murdered—and Zephyr used a forbidden dark power to save herself from the same fate. 

On the run from a punishment worse than death, an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend upends Zephyr’s world—and not only because her old friend has grown surprisingly, extremely hot. It seems that Zephyr might just be the Nyx, a dark goddess that is prophesied to shift 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 else when she can barely take care of herself?

What books are you waiting on?


Liviania said...

This sounds awesome. Mythology, no love triangle, a cool cover - great pick.

Anonymous said...

I feel lucky that I have an eARC on my kindle, it sounds amazing! I hope you get it quickly and you really enjoy it!

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Tales of Whimsy said...

ooooooooooooo now she sounds like a character I want to get to know.

Katie said...

This one sounds so unique! I am definitely planning on reading it. Great pick!

Katie @ Katie's Book Blog

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Sounds intriguing!

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