Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (46)

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. We haven't done Waiting on Wednesday since early last year, and we decided it's about time to bring it back.  So here's my very first WOW pick:
I feel like I've been hearing about Wake of Vultures forever, though it's probably really been about a year. Delilah S. Dawson (a.k.a. Lilia Bowen) describes it as "Weird West Buffy." That phrase combines two of my favorite things so I'm already hooked. Nettie Lonesome also sounds like the poster child for the We Need Diverse Books hashtag - she's mixed race and gender-fluid. That could be amazing if it doesn't get too message-y. Plus she slays demons, so she's bound to be awesome.

The worst part of waiting for this one is that I actually already have it. I just got the ARC but I can't read it yet because I have all these September releases that I have to do first. *sob*

Wake of Vultures
(The Shadow #1)
Lila Bowen
Release: October 27, 2015
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A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.

Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is, until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand.

And just like that, Nettie can see.

But her newfound sight is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding -- at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin... if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.

What book are you waiting on?


  1. I like the title of your blog, and great WOW pick!

  2. I like the idea of a "Weird West." Hope you enjoy it! Added it to my TBR.


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