Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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

STORMDANCER (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff
Publication: September 18, 2012
By: St. Martin's Press

 Look at the pretty covers! *stares*

U.S. Cover
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
U.K. Cover

From Goodreads:
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great spirit animals that once roamed its wilds have departed forever.

The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary creature, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a talent that if discovered, would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

When I first saw this cover (the U.S. one) I was drooling!  I thought it was crazy cool and the fact that the MC is Japanese? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I LOVE that! I can't wait to read this.  Check out Jay Kristoff's new website, just make sure your mouth is empty when you're reading his bio because he's hilarious and I literally snorted water outta my nose. :) 

What's your pick this week?


  1. YES YES YES I am BEYOND stoked for Stormdancer. I just have this feeling that is going to be legit awesome.

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

  2. I'm soooo excited for this and you're totally right about the drool-worthy cover!

  3. Great covers! Hope you enjoy this one...and if you're curious, here's MY WOW POST

  4. Awesome pick! I cannot wait for this!

    My WoW!

  5. both have such pretty covers :D Hi Jen **New Follower via GFC**

  6. I just cannot wait for this one!!!

    Love the blog! I followed on GFC.

    my WOW

  7. Thanks for reading/commenting, sharing your WoW's AND for the new followers! :D