Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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.

Chasing Power
by Sarah Beth Durst

hitting shelves October 14th, 2014 from Bloomsbury

Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla's life.

Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.

But her summer plans change when she's caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel's kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive... or survive.

My thoughts:  This sounds like a fun story and I'm a big fan of Sarah Beth Durst...Vessel, Conjure, really enjoyed those two. She always creates really unique worlds and characters. Excited for this one!

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  1. That's an incredible ability she's abusing. Would love to see how things turn out for her. Great pick :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  2. I've seen this cover before, but I haven't read the synopsis before! I like the super power vibe! :) Great pick Becky!

    And woo Disqus!

  3. Yes! I'm excited to see what this author's take on a super power kind of thing will be! She always throws such interesting twists into her stories!

  4. I agree! I really like the simplicity of this one!

  5. Haha, yes, she is! It makes me curious if it will be one of those characters that isn't immediately likable. But I do have high hopes for this one!

  6. Oh wow! Sounds amazing! I haven't read anything by this author before, such a shame, maybe this could be the first! :)

  7. I love book where the characters have abilities. I'm adding this one to my to-read! Great pick, thanks for sharing.

    If you're interested, here's my WoW.

  8. This does sound really fun, but the cover looks so much like City of Ember's. I like it, it is just so similar. I've only read Eat, Slay, Love by this author, but I enjoyed it and will definitely keep my eye out for this one. Great pick!

  9. Not heard of this book before; but it looks pretty awesome :D I hope you will love it sweetie. <3 Great pick :)