Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.
For me, 2010 has been a year filled with great books. Especially books from debut authors.
I've been thinking back on those books and I've realized many of them have sequels, which makes 2011 seem that much greater and that much more of a long wait...
So this week's very much anticipated book is Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins. If you don't know, Demonglass is the sequel to Hex Hall, which I absolutely loved.
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.
That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.
Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a risky procedure that will either destroy her powers forever—or kill her.
But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new housemates? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Acher to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
“Last semester was intense,” I said to Dad.
“Intense?” he echoed, picking up my file. “Let’s see. On your first day at Hecate, you were attacked by a werewolf. You insulted a teacher, which resulted in semester-long cellar duty with one Archer Cross. According to the notes, the two of you became ‘close.’ Apparently close enough for you to see the mark of L’Occhio di Dio on his chest.
I flushed at that, and felt Mom’s arm tighten around me. Over the past six months, I’d filled her in on a lot of the story with Archer, but not all of it.
Specifically, the whole me-making-out-in-the-cellar-with-a-murderous-warlock-working-with-the-Eye-part.
(Both from Disney Hyperion.)
That excerpt! What a tease! I cannot wait for this book. It's set to be released March 1, 2011 and I already pre-ordered it!
(Can you tell I'm a big pre-orderer? Is that a word...?)
Anyway, that's just one more book that makes 2011 that more exciting. I can already tell you I'm probably gonna go all out this New Year's Eve. haha ;)