Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Hallowed and Anna Dressed in Blood

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

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)

Hallowed (Unearthly #2)  by Cynthia Hand
Hardbound: 320 pages
Release date: January 24th, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Goodreads Summary: For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. 
I just read Unearthly a week ago and absolutely loved it! There are questions left unanswered and I can't wait to know more about the characters. (Love Tucker!)

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood, #1)

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake 

Hardcover: 320 pages
Release date: August 30th, 2011
Publisher: Tor Teen
Goodreads summary: Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
Isn't the cover look beautiful? I've read many rave reviews about this one. The premise is so intriguing I'm counting down the days til its release date.

What are you anxiously waiting on this week? Just leave a comment of the link to your WoW post!
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