Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #31

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson

Summary via Goodreads:
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...


I'm pretty sure by the time that you've read the summary and seen the cover, you understand just why I'm waiting on Shadows Cast By Stars and if you don't, I'm going to assume it's because you don't think it's your cup of tea--which is fine. However, I can't wait for it to come out! Love the idea of blood being a highly valuable commodity. 

Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson is published by Atheneum, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and its expected release date is June 5, 2012. 

So, what are you waiting on this week? 

p.s. Yes, it's been pretty quiet on the blog again--but that's because I've been forcing myself to write for NaNoWriMo! Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to take some time to blog.


  1. I love the cover another book I'll have to add to my Goodreads, here's mine

  2. This looks good. It's different but familiar at the same time. I've read several post-plague books lately, but the addition of the aboriginal people make this new. I'll be honest though, the cover probably wouldn't grab my attention if I hadn't read the synopsis. Good pick.

    new follower from WoW

  3. correction... I tried to follow but I'm having issues. Apparently, my computer thinks I can't spell. bah

  4. Interesting cover and story! I must check this out :D

  5. I have this on my tbr list too, it sounds too interesting to pass up!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my book on your WoW today! Gosh, I am really overwhelmed by the support of all you book bloggers - what a great bunch you all are!

    Thanks again!


  7. This book sounds quite intense and super interesting. It's also seems to be a little different from the typical futuristic society YA novels out there right now. I'll definitely have to add this to my to-read list!

    My WOW can be found here! :)

  8. I've seen this book before. I like the cover! The book sure sounds very good! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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