Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's waiting on Wednesday pick is a new fantasy by Rachel Neumeier, with a gorgeous cover that I found on her website thankfully since Amazon didn't have it up yet.
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Adults
Author: Rachel Neumeier
Release Date: Feb. 8, 2010
When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings.

Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself.  The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin.  Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl cannot attain.

Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths.  But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands. . . .

Filled with rich language, and told in alternating voices,
The Floating Islands is an all-encompassing young adult fantasy read. 
(Publisher's summary from Amazon)

Can't wait to see what you are waiting one this week?

19 comments:

Manga Maniac said...

I am waiting for this book, too! Great cover, and it looks awesome.

thebookfairyhaven said...

Wow, I've never heard about this one until now. That cover is awesome and the book itself sounds fantastic. Will be on the look out for this one!

Lori said...

I love the cover of this one! It sounds great too!

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Every time I see this I just want to dive into it! Literally.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

Sounds like a good pick! Great cover!

Just to let you know, Jan - when I clicked on your link on Breaking the Spine, I was told that your blog didn't exist. :/

Melissa said...

I've heard of this one, and I love the sound of it, too! That cover is just gorgeous, too! :)

Jill said...

"Filled with rich language..." Love that...and I stared at this cover forever. Nice pick...thanks for participating in WoW!

Straylights said...

Wow I love this cover. Looks like the floating islands from Avatar haha! Great pic! This is on my tbr pile now :)

Flippin' Fabulous- A Reader's Record said...

If for no other reason then to buy this books because the book reminds me of my childhood favorite Winkin Blinkin and Nod....

Great WOW.

-Stacey @ Flippin' Fabulous - A Reader's Record - WOW

(By the way your WOW link didnt work until I added the 's' in your http... not sure if you fixed it or if you posted it again... just letting you know)

Bella said...

Oh, wow, this sounds like an amazing fantasy read ... thanks for sharing, I'll definitely consider buying *The Floating Islands* if I ever see it around :) Plus, the cover is absolutely dreamy ... so lovely!!

cutie said...

Wow! Great pick. I've never even heard of it. Thanks for sharing it! =)

Lu said...

Thanks for introducing me to this book :D

sablelexi said...

I've never heard of this one before. Sounds interestin, going to put it on my list now.

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Book Sake said...

This one sounds different than so many of the YA books out there - another great find!

Our pick is at BookSake.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't heard of this one, but that cover is amazing and it sounds good.

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Staci said...

This one has me interested...very cool cover.

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This one sounds so amazing, and that cover! Wow! Great pick!

Darlyn said...

Nice pick! I love the sound of the book premise ;p

The1stdaughter said...

I love this! What a fantastic cover! Definitely going on my list as well!

 
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