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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (93): Darkwater + Death's Apprentice!

Sorry this post is a little late, but I was so busy I just forgot that this one must go up today.

So here are our picks for this week~

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine


Title: Darkwater by Catherine Fisher
Release Date: September 27th 2012
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
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Summary (from Goodreads):

What would you sell your soul for?

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Trevelyan would give anything to regain the power and wealth her family has lost, so she makes a bargain with Azrael, Lord of Darkwater Hall. He gives her one hundred years and the means to accomplish her objective—in exchange for her soul.

Fast-forward a hundred years to Tom, a fifteen-year-old boy who dreams of attending Darkwater Hall School but doesn’t believe he has the talent. Until he meets a professor named Azrael, who offers him a bargain. Will Sarah be able to stop Tom from making the same mistake she did a century ago?

This is smart fantasy mixed with elements of horror from master storyteller Catherine Fisher. She says, “Darkwater Hall is an image of the power and knowledge we all desire. But what will we pay for them, and are they worth the price?”

Why I'm waiting for Darkwater:

I am so creeped out by the cover, but I couldn't resist featuring this because I just love the summary! That's such a catchy question "What would you sell your soul for?" It's fantasy mixed with horror, a mix I haven't encountered just yet and for that I am beyond excited!


Title: Death's Apprentice: A Grimm City Novel by K. W. Jeter, Gareth Jefferson Jones
Release Date: October 30th 2012
Published by: St. Martin's Press
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Forget about Once Upon a Time . . .

Built on top of the gates of Hell, Grimm City is the Devil’s capital on earth. A place where every coffee shop, nightclub and shopping mall is the potential hunting ground for a ghost, a demon, or any of the other supernatural entities that inhabit the Grimm City world.

Death’s seventeen-year-old apprentice, Nathaniel, comes into his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil with the help of a half-dead wraith and a giant hit-man. What results is a bloody, brutal revolt that calls upon the loyalties of both the living and the dead.

Based not only upon the Brothers Grimm well-known fairy tales, but also upon their “unknown” sagas and essays, Death's Apprentice is the first novel to be based upon the entire Grimm canon. Such a comprehensive, in-depth adaptation of the works of the Brothers Grimm has never been published before!

Why I'm waiting for Death's Apprentice:

How intriguing! This book sounds so dark and is based on Brothers Grimm's fairytale? Yes! This sounds like a boy book, but I'm more than willing to give it a try.

So what are the books you're waiting for this week? Please share!~

15 comments:

  1. Darkwater sounds awesome! I love the idea of selling your soul for wealth and power!! The cover guy looks like Yodo LOL Grimm City sounds interesting as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Wow, I hadn't heard of either of these! I didn't know Catherine Fisher was even writing a different series. EXCELLENT. :D

    My WOW

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  3. Both sound really interesting. Great picks. Here's my wow
    and check out my giveaway

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  4. Ooooh, I love the sound of both of these, but Dark Water especially piques my interest. I love the idea of a bargain. Plus, creepy cover, haha. Great picks!

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  5. I LOVE your picks! Plus I've never heard of them, so I'm definitely adding both of them to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. i'm interested in catherine fisher novel. the cover is CREEPY!! great picks!!

    My WoW this week.

    -michelle

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  7. Great picks! The cover for Darkwater is seriously creepy! It sounds good though so I definitely plan on looking into it more.

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  8. Interesting picks and the cover on both are great. Here is my pick: WOW

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  9. Great picks! Dark water look interesting! I will never sell my sold ever!!! haha

    my WoW is http://ilovebooksclub101.blogspot.com/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

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  10. great finds kai! i'm definitely adding these to my TBR list! thanks for sharing :)

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  11. oh wow, these ones sound really good! great picks. :)

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  12. Both of these sound awesomesauce! Thank you for sharing them! I must get my hands on them :) Happy reading!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  13. Great picks! I especially like the sound of Dark Water--a book I'm definitely going follow up.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT earlier today :)

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  14. Great picks! Darkwater sounds like a book I'd like!

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