Waiting on Wednesday is, of course, brought to us by the lovely Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Happy Wednesday, people!
My first book this week is:
Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw - Release date May 13th, 2010
Ten years ago Kate Winters' parents were taken by the High Council's wardens to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back... and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane - the High Council's most feared man - recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council's experiments into the veil, and he's convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace. The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft - a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft. To help Artemis, Edgar and herself, Kate must honour her pact with a murderer and come face to face with the true nature of death.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: I love the name Artemis. Seriously, it stems from my T'Witches days. Which also caused my blue streak longing... Plus, you know, it sounds really good and has a purdy cover and all that.
(Note on the amazon link - This book doesn't come up on amazon.com when you search it, but the amazon.ca link works, so... I'm just going with that one.)
My other choice is:
Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kills Me - Release date May 13th, 2010
When KJ Carson is assigned to write a column for her school newspaper about the wolves in nearby Yellowstone National Park, she’s more interested in impressing Virgil Whitman, the new kid in school and the photographer assigned as her partner, than in investigative journalism. But before long, KJ has a face-to-face encounter with a wolf that changes her and the way she thinks about wolves. With her new found passion for protecting these controversial animals, KJ inadvertently ignites the fuse of the anti-wolf sentiment in the community. First Virgil is injured during a town parade, and then her father’s store is set on fire in retribution. To stop the escalating violence, KJ follows Virgil to the cattle ranch of the most outspoken anti-wolf activists in town, against her father’s will. What she discovers there threatens everything and everyone she cares about.
In KJ’s fierce and funny attempt to make peace between the wolves and the people that despise them, she must first face her own long-held fears. It’s terrifying, but then, finding yourself always is.
(Summary from goodreads.)
Why I want this: Wolves. Wolves. Wolves. Did I say wolves?
I do want to point out something, though. Have you noticed how lately there have been a lot of books with similiar title formats to this one? Like: Food, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (goodreads), Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman (goodreads), My Big Nose & Other Disasters by Sydney Salter (goodreads). Can you guys think of any others? Leave the titles in the comments if you do!
Okay, that's it for me for this week.
Peace and cookies,