Waiting on Wednesday: Above

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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: Above
Author: Leah Bobet
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine
Publish Date: April 1, 2012
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 368
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?


  1. Ohhh I got a copy of this on Monday!!! I'm SO EXCITED TO READ IT! Seriously, I want to drop everything and just read this right now lol! Great pick!!!

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  2. Great Pick!! Can't wait to read this as well http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/waiting-on-wednesday-31.html

  3. O it sounds so good, layered, and dark.

  4. I've been eyeing this one for a while as well! It sounds really good.

  5. This is a beautiful cover! I can't decide if I want to read it or not. Maybe I'll just wait for your review before I decide.


  6. ME TOO MELISSA!!! I don't read too much fantasy, but this one sounds amazing and I need it immediately. Also, I kind of want wings after looking at this cover:)

  7. I can't wait to read this one...the cover really intrigues me! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I've had my eye on for this one forever!! I love the bee wings!

  9. Oh, yeah. This one has me captured, definitely. It sounds very different from what is out there right now and mixes some of my fave story elements. Plus, very cool cover. Great pick.

  10. I absolutely love the sound of this. The book had me at "bee wings". Definitely not something I think has been done before and the atmospheric cover makes me think that this will be a beautifully haunting read. Great choice Melissa!

  11. I perfectly and wholeheartedly agree! The cover is incredibly and simply and most amazingly stunning!! I want this one big on my wall please! And this is just one reason why I'm insanely excited - the premise sounds amazing! Sooon! sooon we can read it :)

  12. OOh I am seeing this one quite a bit! I love the cover! It's just so amazing...a faerie standing before a modern city!

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  13. So I saw "YA, Contemporary" so I just breezed through the reader until I saw the cover. Looks unique and I'm excited to read!

  14. I'm so excited for this book! Nice pick!

  15. So I'm confused. You have this listed as a contemporary but the synopsis sounds more dystopian/post-apoc. Am I reading it wrong?

  16. I'm hoping it imports all my old comments, too! Did yours?


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