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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Shadows Casted by Stars by Catherine Knutsson
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
*2012 Debut Author Challenge*

Publisher: Atheneum
Pages: 320
Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult

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...

Beautiful cover, the title surely drew me in, and the synopsis displays an original idea that backs away from the trends that have raged over the course of 2011. I can't wait for this one to come out! So tell me, what are you waiting on this wednesday?


Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer said...

Awesome pick, Sounds like my kind of read. Putting it on my goodreads. I am also a new follower. =]
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Anna said...

Hmmm I haven't heard of this one, it looks pretty cool though!

Anna @ Literary Exploration

Giselle said...

Oh this does sound original! It's the first I hear of it too!

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Megan at Book Brats said...

This sounds really interesting and the cover looks really good! First time I've heard of it.

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Nina @ Death Books and Tea said...

Never heard of this...looks really interesting. I love it when people feature things I've never heard of. My TBR list hates it.
Thanks for coming to Death Books and Tea

catknutsson said...

Thank you so much for featuring my book as your WoW this week. So appreciated!

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