Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the SpineThe idea for this topic is to "spotlight" a book that we are waiting on. 

This week, I am waiting on: 

Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson 
Publisher: Atheneum
Publication Date:  June 5th 2012
ISBN:  1442401915
Genre:  YA Dystopian
Summary:  Old ways are pitted against new horrors in this compellingly crafted dystopian tale about a girl who is both healer and seer.

Two hundred years from now, blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet—especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antibodies that protect them from the Plague ravaging the rest of the world.

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Mercredi might be immune to Plague, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe—government forces are searching for those of aboriginal heritage to harvest their blood. When a search threatens Cassandra and her family, they flee to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory protected by the Band, a group of guerilla warriors—and by an enigmatic energy barrier that keeps outsiders out and the spirit world in. And though the village healer has taken her under her wing, and the tribal leader’s son into his heart, the creatures of the spirit world are angry, and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument…

Incorporating the traditions of the First Peoples as well as the more familiar stories of Greek mythology and Arthurian legend, Shadows Cast by Stars is a haunting, beautifully written story that breathes new life into ancient customs.
Another dystopian to add to my pile!!!  This one has some basis in mythology, so it just has to be great!!! 

What are you waiting on this week????


  1. This one looks so great! I can't wait for it!

  2. This does sound like it will be a wonderful book to read.

    Thanks for sharing,
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  3. I think I read the first chapter of this book on the author's site... and as I remember it's pretty EPIC! Great pick!

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  4. Sounds interesting and very original :D

  5. ohhh I love distopians! Not heard of this one so got to go check it out!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Hmm... that mix of mythology from different cultures sounds really interesting. Blood as a commodity, too, but without vampire influence - I think it'll certainly be interesting. Cool pick!

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  7. This one sounds great! I love dystopias. Here is WoW pick if you want to stop by.


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