Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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.

Strange Sweet Song
by Adi Rule

hitting shelves March 11, 2013 from St. Martin's Griffin

description from publisher catalog:
A young soprano enrolls in a remote music academy where nothing, not even her mysterious young vocal coach, is as it seems
Outside Dunhammond Conservatory, there lies a dark forest. And in the forest, they say, lives a great beast called the Felix. But Sing da Navelli never put much faith in the rumors and myths surrounding the school; music flows in her blood, and she is there to sing for real. This prestigious academy will finally give her the chance to prove her worth—not as the daughter of world-renowned musicians—but as an artist and leading lady in her own right.

Yet despite her best efforts, there seems to be something missing from her voice. Her doubts about her own talent are underscored by the fact that she is cast as the understudy in the school's production of her favorite opera, Angelique. Angelique was written at Dunhammond, and the legend says that the composer was inspired by forest surrounding the school, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. But was it all a figment of his imagination, or are the fantastic figures in the opera more than imaginary?

Sing must work with the mysterious Apprentice Nathan Daysmoor as her vocal coach, who is both her harshest critic and staunchest advocate. But Nathan has secrets of his own, secrets that are entwined with the myths and legends surrounding Dunhammond, and the great creature they say lives there.

Lyrical, gothic, and magical,
Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule will captivate and enchant readers.
My thoughts:  Gorgeous cover and the story sounds like a unique and haunting gothic fantasy.  I'm also wildly curious as to why the beast is called Felix!  :D


  1. Ohh, love the cover :D Sounds like a great book ;) I hope you will love it when you get to read it. <3 Aw. Felix is a cute name, hih :)

  2. Haha I'm curious as to why the beast is called Felix too! It sounds like a name for a cute, fluffy cat :P. The cover is also amazing and gives off a creepy vibe! Love it. Great pick :).

  3. I hadn't heard of this before but it sounds kind of interesting. I like that it involves music and fantasy.

  4. I have been loving gothic fantasies lately, so I will have to check this one out...not sure about how I feel about the beast being called Felix...definitely interesting! ha!

  5. This one sounds so amazing! I love me some gothic novels!
    My WoW

  6. I'm taking a gothic lit class this semester, so I'm definitely interested in reading more gothic novels - and this book sounds great!

    Fabulous choice :D

  7. Well this sounds different! The cover is gorgeous. Love the forest and font treatment. This was new to me so thank you for sharing!

    my WOW

  8. Sounds good and you're right that cover is lovely.

  9. This sounds really good. What is it about red dress covers? They are always so beautiful. Great pick!

  10. I hadn't heard of this one before. I'm a sucker for books that deal with music or dance so I'm very intrigued by the premise. Now normally I don't go for the "girl in pretty dresses" covers, but I do like this one. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

  11. I quite like the sound of this too, but somehow, while I seem to really enjoy the sound of books like this one, quite often when I read them they're a letdown for me (Dead Beautiful, Dance of Shadows are two examples). Hopefully this one will be a better fit for me. I like the cover too. :)