Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
for sharing upcoming releases that we're highly anticipating.

I'm trying to add more YA books to the mix and I happened to stumble across this one while surfing goodreads. 
First thing I noticed was how creepy and ominous the cover was (not to mention that title). I like. 
Then I read the blurb and BAM. I'm intrigued, I want more. 
It sounds like my kind of book, dark and mysterious with a hint of a romantic subplot.
Plus, it releases on my birthday—it's meant to be.

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A Murder of Magpies
By Sarah Bromley
Release Date: October 28, 2014

Winter in Black Orchard, Wisconsin, is long and dark, and sixteen-year-old Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth and secrecy of the last two years buried. Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.

No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it's not long before her powers can no longer be contained. The truth is dangerously close to being exposed, placing Vayda and her family at risk. Until someone quiets the chaos inside her.

Unwanted. That's all Ward Ravenscroft has ever been. To cope, he numbs the pain of rejection by denying himself emotions of any kind. Yet Vayda stirs something in him. He can't explain the hold she has on him--inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn't know what her powers can do. Yet.

Just as Vayda and Ward draw closer, she finds the past isn't so easily buried. And when it follows the Silvers to Black Orchard, it has murder in mind.

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6 comments:

  1. This does look like a creepy read. If you like creepy, check out The Fall by Bethany Griffin. It's a retelling of Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. Hope you enjoy this one!

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  2. Hmm, this one sounds intriguing! I like the title art but the cover in general blah. Cute pick! ;)

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  3. Ohhh! My friend Tanja (Ja Citam, a Ti) did a cover reveal and something (excerpt, I think?) for it in August. It sounds like her kind of story. I wouldn't have thought you to add this to your tbr, but I have to admit that it definitely sounds creepy and since you loved Mara then maybe this will indeed be right up your alley ;) I hope you love it! Also, yay for birthday! That's always a plus when a great book comes out on your birthday :) Great pick, Jennifer!

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  4. I like how eerie this sounds and THAT TITLE. Like, what? It's AWSOME

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  5. Oh I did cover reveal for this one! Like Siiri mentioned :) So yeah it sounds really good and I remember that the author said how she wanted the cover to corresponds with the story. So yeah it seems great to me. I truly hope you'll enjoy it :) Hopefully I won't forget to wish you a happy b-day! *remember* Great pick :)

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  6. I am looking forward to this one too! Not much has been said about it, but it's definitely on my radar. Great choice!

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