Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

"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.

Dark Mirror
by M.J. Putney

released March 1st, 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and
Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she
will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.

Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if
exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted…by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever
known or considered important will be challenged. What lies
ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey
into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true
love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of
character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth.

My thoughts: Ooooh, this one looks good. I love how they make it crystal clear that magic is undesirable by using razor-sharp but beautiful words like 'deplorable' and 'tainted'. :) I love words like that! That last paragraph of the description clinches it for me...this is bound to be a gripping and magical journey!


  1. Oooh, I've never heard of this one! I'll def. be checking it out... Thanks!

  2. Thank you for dropping by!The cover intrigued me!Love the pick!:D
    I absolutely LOVE your blog! The layout, the banner, the idea..etc! Your display picture is soo cute! (is that your son?)

  3. Oh this is a new title for me and I am definitely intrigued by the summary. Fantastic pick!

  4. It does sounds really good, I'm intrigued by the synopsis. Great pick!

  5. I have seen this book at goodreads and sounds amazing! I also like the cover!

    My WoW

  6. ohhh this sounds super good!! love the cover!

  7. A superb pick! It looks really intereasting. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  8. I share your thoughts on this one, it sounds fabulous! That cover is really interesting as well, so this just needs to go on my list immediately:)

  9. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds incredible and something that I'd really enjoy. Thanks for sharing this one!

  10. New to me and it sounds fantastic! Great pick!

    Our WOW pick is at BookSake.

  11. I have not heard of this one. Looks like I will be adding another book to the pile.

    Our WoW

  12. So I already put at the 11th of March BUY THIS BOOK written in my notebook. :) I have too, it looks just too good.

  13. The description really interests me. It looks really good. =D

    Btw, I'm a new follower. I just really love your blog =D

    Check out my WOW


  14. Shadows of a Down East Summer: An Antique Print Mystery
    By Lea Wait
    Publication date: April 1, 2011

    In the summer of 1890, two young women posed for artist Winslow Homer on the coast of Maine. What happened that summer, the secrets the women kept, and the lies they told, changed their families forever. Now, more than a hundred years later, one of their descendants has been murdered, leaving to antique print dealer Maggie Summer the family papers that may finally reveal the truth. Maggie's vision of a relaxing vacation in Maine- antiquing with beau Will Brewer and visiting his Aunt Nettie- turns into a murder investigation. Maggie must discover which of the family myths are based on reality, before someone she cares about becomes the next victim. With the centennial of Homer's death in 2010, there is renewed interest in his work and in the renovation of his studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, where some of the novel's action takes place.

  15. This books sound interesting, I'd seen it around but didn't really know that much about it. BTW wanted you to know that I picked you as one of my FIVE Great YA Bloggers. Thanks for being so inspiring!

  16. Wow!! this one looks amazing! i love the cover! thanks for sharing, i'm adding it to my to read list!

  17. How cool - a mixture btw historical fiction and fantasy!