Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday (#1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Dance of Shadows (Dance of Shadows, #1)Dance of Shadows
By Yelena Black
Publication date is Febuary 12th, 2013

Vanessa Adler isn’t so sure she really belongs at the School of American Ballet. But dance runs in her family. It’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her grandmother and mother were prima ballerinas, and her older sister Margaret was, too. That is, until Margaret mysteriously disappeared from school three years ago. Vanessa is heir to the family’s gift and the only person who can fulfill her sister’s destiny. She has no choice.

But she never could have guessed how dangerous the school is. The infamous choreographer, Josef, isn’t just ruthless with his pupils, he guards a sinister secret, one in which the school’s dancers—prized for their beauty, grace, and discipline—become pawns in a world of dark, deadly demons.

(summary grabbed from GoodReads)

I don't know what it is that caught my attention about this one.  It's probably the cover; alas, I am a victim of cover lust.  But doesn't it sound pretty fantastic?  The intrigue of the ballet, evil choreographers, a sister who's vanished... ahh... :) This could prove to be an amazing book.

Is there anythings you're looking forward to reading?  Be it an upcoming release or not, tell me in comments!


  1. Totally not YA, but I'm stoked for Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword. It's all fancy and experimental... and I don't think it has anything to do with swords or fantasy. Actually, I think it has to do with housewives.


    1. Yeah I get that connection. Fifty Year Sword = housewives. Makes total sense. Love it.

  2. Ah this one! I'm still not sold on this cover (bottom of the dress shape is weird and she has an unnatural head tilt back) but the book sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

    1. Oh, and welcome to the WoW party! *hands out complimentary cookies*