Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming book releases that we're especially looking forward to!
Here's my pick this week:
Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi CharishSo this is a fairly new discovery for me, but how could I not fall under it's spell?! It features a strong, kickass female protagonist, who's called Owl, by the way (which I think is a pretty cool name) who's being compared to a female Indiana Jones. She was an archeologist. And now she's a thief. Again I'm loving it! It kind of reminds me of Lara Croft - Tomb Raider. But then they threw in supernatural stuff. Aw hell no! Dragons and Vampires to start, plus a whirlwind adventure that spans from Vegas, to Japan, to Bali...
Expected Publication: January 13th 2015 by Simon & Schuster
Fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, and Linda Hamilton will flock to the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.
Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.
Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.
That's it. I'm sold. Owl and the Japanese Circus sounds like the perfect combination of adventure, mystery and questing. Just the type of elements I look for in Urban Fantasy. Count me in!
Thoughts? Let me know when you link me up!