Waiting on Wednesday 12/8

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Blood & Flowers
Author: Penny Blubaugh
Release Date: April 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen


Three years ago, Persia ran away from her drug-addict parents and found a home with the Outlaws, an underground theater troupe. With time, this motley band of mortals and fey, puppeteers and actors, becomes the loving family Persia never had, and soon Persia not only discovers a passion for theater but also falls in love with one of the other Outlaws. Life could not be more perfect.

Until an enemy makes an unfair accusation against the group and forces them to flee their world and hide in the neighboring realm of Faerie. But in Faerie, all is not flowers and rainbows. With bloodthirsty trolls, a hostile monarchy, and a dangerous code of magic, the fey world is far from the safe haven the Outlaws had hoped for....

Taken from Goodreads.

I'll be the first to say that I'm not the biggest fun of your cut and dried faerie tale with no twists or turns to speak of, but Blood & Flowers proposes just enough intrigue, danger, and faerie nastiness to keep me hooked! From the title, to the premise of theatre, fey and magic, to that oh-so-swoon-worthy cover (good Lord, that is gorgeous!), I want this book. Preferably stat. The characters sound fun, and I'm dying to know more. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

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If you get a chance, check out my guest post of my top three favourite and least favourite books of 2010 at Emilie's Book World! :)

39 comments:

  1. I love, love, LOVE the colors used on this cover! So pretty. And I agree - the story gives just enough away to leave you wanting more. I am not the biggest fan of faerie folk, but I want to check this one out! Thanks for picking it :-)

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  2. Ooh this book sounds like it has it all, definitely something different :) Awesome pick Melissa! And I agree with everyone abouth the cover-love it :D

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  3. Mesmerizing cover...I think it's the white eyeliner!

    Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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  4. Love this pick Melissa, I wasn't familiar with it before I visited this morning:) And I do love that cover, so bright and colorful and I would absolutely pick it up off the shelf!

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  5. I was not sure but now I am just..confused, lol, will wait for a review

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  6. This book sounds so interesting and definitely like it has a unique story. I'm really looking forward to it.

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  7. I like the new banner. I hope when you get your book, it is everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

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  8. what a gorgeous cover!! thanks for sharing, Melissa, I hadn't seen this one!

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  9. Re: Cover Model

    FINALLY a human being exists with less eyebrows than me!!!!

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  10. This cover is um, AMAZING!! Great pick this week :)

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  11. Haven't heard of this one. What a fabulous cover! You'd think that "blood" would be vampires instead of fairies...intriguing.
    My WOW

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  12. Oooh, I like the premise of this one! And yes, that cover is to die for!

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  13. Great pick Melissa, this is the first time I'm seeing this! I'm with you about the faerie stuff, I like mine with a twist too!!!

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  14. What a gorgeous cover! And the premise sounds very unique. Hope it meets your expectations. Happy reading!

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  15. Oh those colors in the cover are vibrant! Very pretty. I am little leery of yet another "faerie" book, but the addition of trolls is a little different anyway :D

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  16. Looks like one to put on the good old TBR list!

    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  17. This cover is woweeeeee. Love it, adore it. I know it means the same, anyway. Awesome pick.

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  18. The Storm Before Atlanta
    By Karen Schwabach
    Publication date: December 28, 2010

    At a time when most people have grown weary of the war between the states, two young children are desperate to find their way to the battlefields. Jeremy DeGroot wants nothing more than to join a troop as a drummer boy. For Dulcie, a runaway slave, freedom means she must head directly toward the fighting in the hopes that she'll become "contraband," that is, property of the Union troops. Both Jeremy and Dulcie find a place with the 107th New York Volunteer Regiment and even start to forge a friendship. But all that is threatened when they keep crossing paths with the mysterious Charlie, a young Confederate soldier, who may look like the enemy but feels more like a friend.

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  19. Well, it does sound like it has quite a few twists and turns, may be almost too much. Well see.

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  20. It does sound fairy intriguing, although I'm not usually one to read books quite along those lines. But the first line of the synopsis is kind of what peaks my interest. Still, that cover, even I can admit is amazingly artistic.

    Noah - The Victorian Punk
    Mad Steampunkery

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  21. Oh how beautiful is that cover. It makes me want to get the book this instant - although the synopsis in itself is fabulous! Fantastic choice Melissa!

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  22. Hmm... this one sounds interesting. Haven't heard of it. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  23. OMGawd! This one sounds delicious. Theatre and they fey, what a great combo! Can't wait.

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  24. This one sounds so unique and intriguing...and I love the colors in the cover. Amazing pick, Melissa! :D

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  25. Awesome choice.

    Side note: This girl always looks so cold. I want to get her a blankie ;)

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  26. Love the cover of this one. I read an ARC of this in October and it didn’t wow me like I’d hoped. I’m hoping the finished copy runs a bit smoother.

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  27. It's so pretty! I don't think I've heard of this one before *runs to GR to check* Nope! *adds to TBR pile* haha thanks for the rec!

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  28. I'm new to your blog and I have to tell you I really like it! I hope you enjoy the book.

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  29. Aw, the cover really is pretty! It sounds like just the right amount of things I'd like! :D Great pick!

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  30. The girl on the cover kinda reminds me of a younger version of the White Witch from the Chronicles of Narnia movies. :D

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  31. Love the cover! Premise sounds good, too.

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  32. This looks great! I'm adding it to my wishlist stat!

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  33. I haven't heard of this one yet but it sounds great so I'll be adding it to my wishlist. Plus, the cover is gorgeous!

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  34. I like the sound of this one, it sounds really promising.

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  35. What a scary cover. Sounds like it could be a good read though.

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  36. Oooh! This does sound like a good one! Thanks for sharing! :)

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