Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday *26*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight an upcoming book release we're especially looking forward to!

Here's my pick this week:

The Rithmatist by  Brandon Sanderson

Release Date: May 14th 2013


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson: his debut novel for the young adult audience:

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Chosen by the Master in a mysterious inception ceremony, Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings—merciless creatures that leave mangled corpses in their wake. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.
As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students study the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.
Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson brings his unique brand of epic storytelling to the teen audience with an engrossing tale of danger and suspense—the first of a series. With his trademark skills in world-building, Sanderson has created a magic system that is so inventive and detailed that that readers who appreciate games of strategy and tactics just may want to bring Rithmatics to life in our world.
As you all know I am a HUGE Brandon Sanderson fan, so it should comes as no surprise that I am featuring his first ever YA novel!  I am really curious to Sanderson's take on the genre.  Especially that this is being described as steampunk fantasy with sci-fi elements!  I don't know about you guys, but those Wild Chalkings creatures sound terrifying...especially with students disappearing and leaving only bloody trails behind!  You can be sure the world building & story-telling will be something memorable & evocative as only Mr. Sanderson knows how....so the only question remaining is when can I get my hands on a copy?!?


So what do you think?  Are you interested in The Rithmatist? Or Sanderson?

And what are you waiting on?  Link me up below!

18 comments:

  1. Can you believe this one is under 400 pages? I'm shocked! ;) It will be strange to have a Sanderson book in my house that I can actually get through in a day or two. This one sounds so great!

    ~Ali
    My WOW

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LMAO You're right, it's pretty shocking. A speedy Sanderson read sounds like just what the Doctor ordered though ;)

      Delete
  2. OH this sounds cool! I don't think I've ever heard of Brandon Sanderson before, too, *hides* I imagine he write adult fantasy novels?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL yeah adult fantasy, he wrote the Mistborn Series I always rave about :P He's coming out with two YA books this year so hopefully you'll cave and check him out ;)

      Delete
  3. Steampunk sci-fi? Count me in! As you know I've never read Brandon Sanderson before (yes! booo. I think my friend has a couple of his books. I must ransack her library when we move in together :P )
    Anyhow, great pick hun! It sounds like something new that hasn't been written to death. I smell great world building! Also, the cover says it's illustrated and I really like that! :D
    Thanks for stopping by *hug*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right??!? Sounds BEYOND awesome & unique! YES you MUST ransack your future roomies Sanderson loot ASAP :P He *IS* brilliant at world building so I'm thinking you're right about this one too!! The illustrations bit has me really curious & psyched too :D

      Delete
  4. I added this one to my tbr pile today, because it sounds fantastic. I can't wait to read some of Brandon Sanderson's work, I reckon I'll probably start with this one and work my way up to his adult stuff. :P Great pick!

    My WoW

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay!! :D Whichever way you want to do it Hollie, I just hope you check out all his works ♥

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  5. This sounds really good. I don't read a whole lot of fantasy, but this sounds like one I would really enjoy.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow! This sounds like a great read. Awesome pick! :D

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

    ReplyDelete
  7. So how creepily good does that sound?? :) Great pick - and Rithmatist is my totally new word of the day!

    Waiting on Wednesday @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog

    ReplyDelete
  8. You're pretty much the sole reason I am SO excited for this book! Because I know high highly you think of Brandon Sanderson and so now I really want to read something of his. The Wild Chalkings DO sound scary! Can't wait to get my hands on this one, as well!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hahaha yay me!! The fact that he's going YA really makes me curious as to how everything will measure up to his adult books. And I'm really anxious for you to check him out regardless :D

      Delete
  9. Never heard of Brandon Sanderson, but I love the sound of this. Will have to add it to my goodreads :)

    ReplyDelete

I LOVE comments & do my best to return every one a.s.a.p. ♥
This blog is an award-free zone. I appreciate the thought but I can't invest the time needed.