Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday {6}

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This weeks much anticipated book release is:
Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 24th 2012 by Atheneum
From Goodreads
While Varen remains a prisoner in the dream-world, Isobel is haunted by his memory. He appears to her in her dreams and soon, even in her waking life. But is she just imagining it? Isobel knows she must find a way back to Varen. She makes plans to go to Baltimore. There, she confronts the figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster—the same dark man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams, calling himself "Reynolds."

Isobel succeeds in interrupting the Toaster's ritual and, in doing so, discovers a way to return to the dream-world. Soon, she finds herself swept up in a realm which not only holds remnants of Poe's presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen's innermost self. It is a dark world comprised of fear, terror, and anger.

When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. With his mind poisoned by the dream world, he becomes a malevolent force, bent on destroying all—even himself. Now Isobel must face a new adversary, one who also happens to be her greatest love.
First off, if you haven't read teh first in the series Nevermore, go out now and buy yourself a copy. I loved this book. It was slwo and then quick and then slow and then quick. When I say slow that is in no way a bad thing. It merely expresses the way the author melds the eerie with the angsty setting of a high school when two teens are thrown together for a project and have to come to terms with one another. Varen and Isobel have always been on opposing ends of the schoold cliques, they don't know much about one another, but they come to fall hard for each other when both open their eyes to the real people beneath the personas. Aside from that mushy gushy loveliness, you also have the wicked dark mind of Poe and a fascinating and often dangerous and haunting dream world to contend with - what more could you ask for really?!
I am so excited for the next installment, because as any good but mightly frustrating series will do, the first book ended on a cliffhanger. Not a huge stricking WHAT?? moment but close enough. I definitely didn't expect the book to end the way it did, but it made me that much more excited to read the next two. Loved it! Read it!
Check out my review of Nevermore here
What are you waiting on this week?


  1. January 2012 is a long time to wait! This series does look intersting though. I'm going to try and hold off reading it as long as possible, because if its as good as you said it is then I'll be on the edge of my seat until the sequel is released as well! Nice WOW choice :)

  2. This one sounds great!

    Thank-you for stopping by my blog, I am now following you :)

  3. Great pick! I've read so many fantastic reviews for Nevermore, but still haven't gotten around to reading my copy yet! I know, awful! Great pick!