Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Iron Thorn + Page by Paige

For this week, my Waiting on Wednesday pick is The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge. I read a review of this book yesterday and I was convinced. I needed to read this. Aside from it being a dystopian (which was enough reason for me to grab it), it had vivid imagery plus the premise sounds good! Cruel, harsh and somewhat icksome…the world of The Iron Thorn got me curious.

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

My second pick is Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge! I love the cover art, as well as the sound of it!

Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she's having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.

Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story.

What’s your Waiting on Wednesday pick?


  1. Can't wait for the Iron Thorn, it's been on my list forever. Hadn't heard of Page by Paige but it sounds like it would be fun. Great picks!

  2. They both look great - thanks for sharing!

  3. The Iron Thorn is on my list too and I love the cover.
    Here's mine:

  4. Haha. Page by Paige sounds like a fun and cute read! And the protagonist's name is amusing, Paige Turner! Haha. Thanks for sharing!