Author: Leah Bobet
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine
Publish Date: April 1, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Matthew has loved Ariel from the moment he found her in the tunnels, her bee's wings falling away. They live in Safe, an underground refuge for those fleeing the city Above—like Whisper, who speaks to ghosts, and Jack Flash, who can shoot lightning from his fingers.
But one terrifying night, an old enemy invades Safe with an army of shadows, and only Matthew, Ariel, and a few friends escape Above. As Matthew unravels the mystery of Safe's history and the shadows' attack, he realizes he must find a way to remake his home—not just for himself, but for Ariel, who needs him more than ever before.
Ok, first of all, please take note of that exceptionally gorgeous cover. I mean, come on, drool! Then, read that premise a few times, and try to tell me honestly that you are not completely excited for this story...it sounds like a beautiful, haunting and romantic take on the paranormal and, frankly, it sounds like something I've never read before. Obviously, that alone, sells Above to me. I cannot wait until this one is in my hands! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?