Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (87): Above by Leah Bobet

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

AboveAbove by Leah Bobet
Publisher: Arthur A Levine Books
Publish Date: March 2012

Publisher's Description
Matthew's father had lion's feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe's histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can't stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe's founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel's increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner's occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he's devoted his life to aren't true: Corner's invasion -- and Ariel's terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.

And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself.

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  1. I featured Above last week. Great minds think alike! Great pick!

  2. Oh wow. This one seems incredible. Great choice for the week!

  3. Haven't heard of this one but sounds awesome!

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  4. This one sounds really fascinating...hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Above was my WoW last week as well! Great pick!

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  6. I completely forgot about this one! It was on my radar a while back when the cover was first revealed but fell off after that. Thanks for the reminder! Great pick!

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  7. This was my WoW pick several weeks ago :) So excited to read this one! Great pick! :)

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  8. Above sounds really interesting!!

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  9. I have never heard of this, but the cover is awesome! Cool pick!!

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  10. Sounds intriguing.

  11. I picked this one, too, awhile back. I LOVE that cover. And I'm interested in reading the book from a guy's POV. There are only handful of guy POV stories that I actually like so...

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  12. Oh great pick Liza I can't WAIT for this one!!

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  13. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds amazing. I like the whole premise of the story and the cover is beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a great pick!

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  14. I hadn't heard of this book before, but it sounds really good. I'll have to check it out when it comes out!
    Great Pick!
    A Beautiful Madness

  15. I am all for the freaks, and I can't wait for this to find out more about them!

  16. Above looks really good and unique. Great pick, I put it on my goodreads. Thanks for sharing. =]
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  17. I am very interested in this one. It is on my TBR for sure! :)

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  18. Great pick, I've been seeing this one a lot lately. Sounds like it's going to be a really good book. :)

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  19. This sounds really good. I've never heard of it before.
    I'll be adding it to the TBR pile.

  20. I just can't decided about this one. I don't know if I want to read it or not. Maybe I'll wait to read your thoughts on it!



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