Waiting on Wednesday: Magisterium

Wednesday, August 22, 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: Magisterium
Author: Jeff Hirsch
Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: October 1, 2012
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Pages: 320
Sixteen-year-old Glenn Morgan has lived next to the Rift her entire life and has no idea of what might be on the other side of it. Glenn's only friend, Kevin, insists the fence holds back a world of monsters and witchcraft, but magic isn't for Glenn.

She has enough problems with reality: Glenn's mother disappeared when she was six, and soon after, she lost her scientist father to his all-consuming work on the mysterious Project. Glenn buries herself in her studies and dreams about the day she can escape. But when her father's work leads to his arrest, he gives Glenn a simple metal bracelet that will send Glenn and Kevin on the run---with only one place to go.
First off, let's take a moment and drool over that holy gorgeous cover, shall we? Seriously. It's fresh, it's new, it's dark (my type) and I'm in love with it. Then, it's got an interesting premise that promises a little bit of everything I love from sci-fi to fantasy. I also love that Glenn sounds like a worthy heroine, and that makes me want to read Magisterium even more. I snagged this one at BEA, and I'm so excited to start reading it soon! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great pick. I have this one, and it does sounds really good. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Foreverhttp://booksliveforever.com/?p=3369

  2. I was pretty impressed with this one! The world-building was solid and I really enjoyed the characters and villains. I was worried because I had issues connecting to the characters in The Eleventh Plague, but Jeff Hirsch really rocked this one!

  3. I've seen some pretty iffy early reviews, but I have to say that I am totally stoked to try it, especially because you enjoyed it!

  4. That cover rocks! Plus, it sounds fantastic. I'm always up for a novel that blends genres. Fabulous pick!

  5. Wow-that cover is really cool. I wasn't familiar with this one but I want to check it out now.

  6. I'm right there with you! I can't wait to start reading this one! :)

  7. I want to read this book SO badly! Like you, I love the cover and the dark undertones that the synopsis seems to contain too. I think it's a book I'm going to love, so I wish it would just hurry up and release already! ;)

    ~KeertanaIvy Book Bindings

  8. I'll be giving a copy away soon! Stay tuned! :)

  9. I'm going to be reading this one soon as well, since I picked up a copy at BEA. The cover definitely draws you in!

  10. Yeah, the cover definitely caught my attention. Synopsis sounds pretty great too. (Bonus!) Thanks for sharing it!:D

  11. Of course! It sounds like it might have it all...we'll see!

  12. I
    have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for
    spotlighting it! Check
    out my WoW!


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