Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday *51*

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!

Phew, coming at you a bit late today.  I usually set up my posts on Tuesdays since it's my day off but yesterday was the boyfriend's birthday... so that didn't happen.  Better late than never right?  Here's what I'm waiting on this week:

A Shard of Ice by Alivia Anders
The Black Symphony Saga #1

Expected Publication: April 14th 2014


When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand.


A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.

Then the dreams start.

The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored.


With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?
Now that's a synopsis you can take to the bank!  I love being able to really get a feel for the plot, but in this case, as soon as I saw that this was about magic powers + music I was intrigued. You don't often come across fantasy stories that involve musical magic but it's an element I've always been drawn too...probably because it  mixes two of my favorite art forms: books and music ♥

Thoughts? Let me know :)
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  1. WOW WOW WOW!! COVERGASM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Wowza! I never heard of this book before but it sounds so great. Gotta add it to my TBR list. :D

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  3. This one sounds totally and utterly amazing. Seriously. I can't get over how awesome this book should be. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR pile, as I don't want to be missing out on this one at all!

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  4. Lilix is a pretty cool name and the cover is just pretty! sounds like a pretty good book also.

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  5. This one sounds awesome! Gorgeous cover too! I love music books!

  6. WOW, Micheline! I'd not heard of this one but the cover is gorgeous and the synopsis is amazing! I'm adding this one to my TBR. :)

  7. It is INSANE how awesome that cover is!


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