May 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abé

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,
and specifically spotlights upcoming
novels we can’t wait to read.

Our WoW for this week is…

“With every fiber of my being, I yearned to be normal. To glide through my days at Iverson without incident. But I’d have to face the fact that my life was about to unfold in a very, very different way than I’d ever envisioned. Normal would become forever out of reach.”

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

Filled with lush atmosphere, thrilling romance, and ancient magic, The Sweetest Dark brilliantly captures a rich historical era while unfolding an enchanting love story that defies time.

Expected Release Date: August 21, 2012

Publisher:  Random House

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  1. Gorgeous cover. Looks like it’s gonna be a really great book. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. @TCAbn

    I’m certainly intrigued by the mysterious elements of this story – good pick!

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  3. The cover is so pretty! Very curious about her past and what she really is. Hopefully the cute groundskeeper helps her out.

  4. Sounds good!! I am not going to lie tho the cover alone had me hooked!! However I do want to know what she is!!

  5. Kristin Clifton

    I haven’t seen this one around yet but it sounds good. I hope the story goes beyond Lora having to chose between the good and bad boy. But the synopsis makes me wonder if she’s a siren or if there’s something more or new to it :) And that cover is absolutely beautiful! Great choice!

  6. Edward

    I’ve never heard of this book but it sound really great! Thanks for sharing. :))

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  7. Proserpine

    Hi! Your WOW sounds really good!!! Never heard of that author before, but the blurb really makes me want to read it and as a cover whore, the cover have to drawn my attention: I find this one stunning!

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  8. Sara Kovach

    Awesome!!! I am totally going to put this one on my list to pick it up when I can.
    Gorgeous cover!!!

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  9. Great pick! I haven’t heard of this until now. It sounds really interesting & the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it!
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  10. kimba88

    This sounds awesome and i love the cover! Here is My WoW

  11. mary Ann Langan
  12. Ohh yes I totally love this especially the cover ;)
    Awesome pick!

    My WoW picks here

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