Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/ Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Author: Brent Hartinger
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: Feb. 1, 2011
Reading Level: 9-12

Living with his grandparents on a tiny island off the Washington State coast, Zach feels cut off from the world. Especially when he's forbidden to chat with his online friends. But then his little brother, Gilbert, is kidnapped. To find him, Zach discovers how to astral project. Soon, his spirit is soaring through the strange and boundless astral realm—a shadow place.
While searching for his brother, Zach meets a boy named Emory, another astral traveler who's intriguing (and cute). As they track the kidnappers from the astral realm, their bond grows—but each moment could be Gilbert's last. Even worse, there's a menacing, centuries-old creature in their midst that devours souls and possesses physical bodies. And it's hungry for Zach.
Astral projection is new and  intriguing and having a male protagonist is a plus since I am always looking for books to appeal to my male students. I also love the cover.

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Can't wait to see what you are waiting for.


Christina/Book Addict said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing this one. It is definitely has new and unique premise. I will have to check it out!

IntrovertedJen said...

I don't believe I've ever come across a story quite like this one. It definitely sounds different!

Lori said...

This book sounds great!! Awesome pick!

Aleksandra said...

Great pick! I'm adding it on my wishlist :)

Book Sake said...

This one sounds great and would appeal to my son, great find!!!

Our pick is at BookSake.

cynthial11 said...

Sounds awesome, I love to read books from a male pov. I'll be adding it to my list!

Melissa said...

Ok, I absolutely love the sound of this one! Great pick! :)

Bella said...

That definitely sounds original! I've never read a story about astral projection ... although I'm sure it's not something you can just *DO* without months (years?) of meditation and stuff ... but, hey, it still sounds like a good read :D

Brittany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D Love your picks!

anjohnston said...

I've never heard of this novel but it sounds really good and I;m interested to figure out what "astral projecting" is! Thanks for sharing!

My WoW

chelleyreads said...

interesting pick jan! i haven't heard anything like it. i noticed it's by a male author. i just realize now that it's been a while since i've read a book by a male author.


Becky said...

It sounds like a good book... very unique. Unique is something I am looking for in a book. Just too many books out there that seem to be about the same things. The only other unique book I have read lately is one titled, "A Wind In Montana" by Mitch Davies... It is a great down to earth book that most teens could relate to.

Staci said...

I wish more people would write male characters!!!!! Looks like one I need to check out.

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