Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

I've been gone more than I liked to be. Sorry! School was keeping me busy - the enrollment did actually for about three days, I had to beg for a subject because there were no more slots. I'm behind in Nanowrimo as well but I'm looking forward to working on it this weekend, I kept hearing the dialog in my head these past few days. And for Waiting on Wednesday, I have a unique-sounding book for you guys!

The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier

Release Date: February 8, 2011 

Book Description via Goodreads:

When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings.Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself.  The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin.  Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl cannot attain.Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths.  But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands. . . .Filled with rich language, and told in alternating voices, The Floating Islands is an all-encompassing young adult fantasy read.

My Thoughts:

Look at that cover. The cover is enough to convince me to buy this. (I know, I'm very judgmental. But for me, covers matter. They are supposed to reflect the story in one glimpse.) It sounds fantastic, like a whole new world is waiting to be discovered within the pages. I'm found of winged creatures as well. :)


  1. Wow, I love the summary for this one...and that cover rocks! Awesome pick :D

  2. wooho the cover looks fantastic!!
    Oh ... and you might want to look at the Bookworms blog.. *winks* I just announced the winners of the Iron Fey giveaway...

  3. Oh WOW, flying island! I'm totally looking forward to this!