Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.
She is the headstrong daughter of the hound and the bear, heir to all her royal parents' magic and able to transform at will into any animal she wishes. He is an outcast, a boy without magic, determined to make his way in the forest beholden to no one. Though Liva and Jens are as different as night and day, from the time their paths first cross they are irresistibly drawn to one another. Each wrestles with demons: Liva with the responsibility that comes with the vast magic she's inherited, Jens with the haunting memories he's left behind. Separately, they keep a lookout for each other and for the immense snowbird whose appearances signify a dark event on the horizon.When a terrible threat surfaces, Liva and Jens set out in an attempt to protect all they hold dear. Much is at stake—for while their failure could spell an end to all magic, their success could bring them together at last.
- Author:Harrison, Mette Ivie
- Publisher:Harper Teen
- Subject:Fantasy, Magic, Fairy Tales, Folklore, Romance
- Publication Date:May 2010
In addition to this lovely book, Harrison has a new book called Tris and Izzie coming out in the fall of 2011(no cover available yet). It is a modern retelling of the German legend "Tristan and Isolde" about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until-- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school. Light, contemporary romantic fantasy for teens (from author's web site).
Gotta love those retellings.
What are you waiting on?