Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday : Plain Kate

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Plain Kate
by Erin Bow

release date: September 1st 2010 by Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic Press)

Description from Goodreads:
Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver's daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade”: a dangerous nickname in a country where witches are hunted and burned in the square.

For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate’s father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate.

Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he’ll give Kate the means to escape the angry town, and what’s more, he’ll grant her heart’s wish. It’s a chance for her to start over, to find a home, a family, a place to belong. But Kate soon realizes she can't live shadowless forever -- and that Linay's designs are darker than she ever dreamed.

My thoughts: Love this cover and its sounds like an amazing adventure story!


  1. Yes, this does sound like a really great book. There's a chapter preview on the author's site and it sounds very fairy tale like. I really can't wait to read it.

  2. This does sound really good, I'm looking forward to reading it!

  3. I love that cover too. And the book sounds intriguing. Great pick - thanks for the heads up.

  4. Wow, cool pick! Who doesn't love a good adventure story? I'll be looking out for this book.

  5. I'm also looking forward to this book and think it sounds out of this world awesome! Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Ooh I'm waiting on this as well! Sounds like a fab read

  7. This sounds very interesting!

  8. Sounds fun My WOW at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

    jackie ^_^

  9. I like the adventure in the synopsis, sounds like it has some substance to it!

    Our pick is at BookSake.

  10. i definitely want to read this one too! great pick!

  11. Wow! This sounds great! It seems to blend a lot of genres - magic, maybe some dystopian? definitely some adventure. Love it! Great choice!

    Here's my pick.