Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Sea of Shadows

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong which is due to be released on April 8th

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.

Kelley Armstrong has always been a favorite author of mine.  I read her entire Women of the Otherworld series when I was younger and I am currently watching the TV show based on one side of that series: Bitten.

I didn't enjoy her earlier YA series nearly as much as the adult books, but I am hoping that by the time we got to Sea of Shadows, all the kinks have been worked out.  It also seems, based on the synopsis, to be a very different series from those that she has written before and I am hoping that works in her favor.  


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