Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (95)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.     

This week, I'm waiting on:

By Jay Kristoff
Release date: September 18, 2012

Description from Goodreads:

The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever. 

The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death. 

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her. 

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

I am very excited about this book because it is part epic fantasy/part steampunk and set in a world based on Feudal Japan. I was under the mistaken impression that this is a YA book but apparently it isn't. I still plan to read it anyway!


  1. I'm def waiting on this one. Already heard great things 'bout it. Awesome pick! :D

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  2. This one definitely sounds good. I haven't read too many books that take place in Feudal Japan, so I will have to add this to my TBR list. Great pick, Christina!

  3. It's not YA? I saw it on so many YA blogs that I figured it was. It doesn't really matter as I still want to read it because the genre-mashing sounds different and the premise sounds cool.

  4. I picked the same thing this week! I can't wait to read this. Great Choice!

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  5. they changed the cover and this one is more bad-ass than the gray one. thanks for stopping by :)

    Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  6. Definitely excited for this book!! Not YA, though? Weird. Still sounds great :)


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