Waiting on Wednesday 5/4

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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: Masters of the Veil
Author: Daniel Cohen
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Published: March 1, 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Pages: 300

Life can’t get much better for Sam Lock. Popular, good-looking, and with a future as a professional football player… every guy at Stanton High School wishes he were Sam. That is, until his championship football game, when Sam accidentally links with an ancient source of energy known as the Veil and reveals his potential to become a powerful sorcerer.

Sam’s dreams are crushed as he is whisked off to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers who utilize the Veil as a part of everyday life. Once there, he trains beside a mute boy who speaks through music, an eternal sage who is the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who's pretty sure Sam's an idiot.

As it becomes clear that Sam is meant for power magic—the most feared and misunderstood form of sorcery—people beyond Atlas Crown learn of his dangerous potential. An exiled group of power sorcerers are eager to recruit Sam, believing that he is destined to help them achieve their long-held goal. If they succeed, they could bring about the downfall of not only Atlas Crown… but all of humankind.
I read The Ancillary's Mark by Daniel Cohen a while back, and I was surprised by how good it was because I wasn't the biggest fan of the cover, and we all know I'm a cover slut. That said, I was excited to hear he has a new book/series coming out, and I'm looking forward to reading another book with a great male MC...something I don't really read enough of. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

15 comments:

  1. Great pick. I am a fan of male MCs too :)

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  2. wow! this is the first time i read about this book and it sounds awesome! gotta include that in my wishlist. thanks for sharing!

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  3. Masters of the Veil seems to have an interesting premise. I haven't read many books with male MCs - so will add this to my TBR.

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  4. A lovely wish - I want it too!

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  5. YAY! I read his other book and love it. Can't wait for this one!

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  6. Cool pick. The cover makes me think of Across the Universe.

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  7. I'm excited for this one too! I think the premise sounds really interesting, I just wish we didn't have to wait so long:)

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  8. This sounds really cool!! I'm adding it to my wishlist, and I'm going to look up his other book. Great pick! Thanks! :)

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick. :)

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

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  9. Not a big fan of the cover, but it sounds like an interesting read.

    My WOW.

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  10. Sounds like a good book but I agree with Safari I'm not a fan of the cover.

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  11. I also don't read a lot of books where the MC's are male, but this one definitely sounds like it's worth giving a go - and it's something that I also really want to rectify. Love your choice Melissa :)

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  12. Hm... this one really sounds interesting. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

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  13. I've so heard about this one and Ancillary's Mark has been sitting on my Kindle begging for me to pick it up. I think I really need to get crackin' on my readin'. I've had reading issues lately though (sidenote). Still this one sounds excellent!

    Jen

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  14. Great pick, this one is on my list as well! I didn't realize we had to wait almost a year to get it :-(
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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