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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday!

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

The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: February 8, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 400

Summary: 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: I first heard about Floating Islands on Kris's blog, Voracious YAppetite. Ever since then I've been intrigued with the cover and summary. The whole idea of living on an island that floats blows my mind. It's like a mix between the movie Avatar and the TV Show Lost. I seriously cannot wait to read this book!

What are your thoughts on Floating Islands?


Sarah (Book Reviews from Inside an Igloo) said...

wow!! I love the cover!! Intresting plot, sounds unique and original!! Will definitely have to check this one out!!

Amanda said...

That summary makes it sound great! But honestly, sometimes I'm convinced by just a fantastic cover, and this is one of those times. It's very intriguing!

Here's MINE if you'd like to pay a visit

Happy readings!

Samantha R. said...

That sounds so awesome! :) Love the cover.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I agree - the cover is awesome! It sounds like a really intriguing book. The part about flying with wings kind of makes me think of Icarus, & Araene makes me think of Ariadne. It would be really cool if there was some mythology woven into the story! I hadn't heard of this one before - thanks for sharing!!

Here's my WoW pick.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

omg i think is sounds amazing Eleni, i don't think ive heard of anything quite like it, im really intrigued now! :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

I want to be in that cover!

Here is my WOW

Aleksandra said...

Great pick! I'm waiting for this one also :)

Lisa_Gibson said...

This sounds so awesome! I love it for the cover alone but the story sounds fabulous. :)
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Lori said...

Ooo this sounds great and I love the cover!! Adding it to my wish list now!!

Silvia said...

It sounds really cool.
Yeah, when I read the summary it kind of reminded me of Avatar^^


Gina said...

The storyline itself doesn't strike me as much as that cover! Wow! *gazes at cover* That is really just awe inspiring...and from the description a perfect fit for the story. Thanks for sharing!

Beverly said...

Just stopping by all the blogs I follow – have been out of town and am feeling out of touch. Thought I would check in with everyone! Stop by The Wormhole if you get a chance!

♫♥✿Chas @ LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ said...

Very interesting read!!=)

Dwayne said...

It reminds me of Avatar, lol. This is very promising!

Lindsay :) said...

Just stopping by to let you know I gave you an award over at my blog.

Bere said...

The cover does look great, Eleni. And it sounds so good. I'm definitely curious to read it. I'll have to check it out. Great pick, Eleni. =)

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