Waiting On Wednesday ♡ – Week 25


“Waiting  On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Here’s what I’m waiting on this Wednesday:

♡ Title: “Shadows Cast by Stars”

♡ Author: Catherine Knutsson

♡ Release Date: 2012

♡ Publisher: Atheneum

♡ Synopsis: Two hundred years from now, the great cities of the west coast of the United Americas are under water. Blood has become the most valuable commodity on the planet – especially the blood of aboriginal peoples, for it contains antigens that protect them from the plagues that ravage the
rest of the world.

Sixteen year old Cassandra Mecredi might be aboriginal by blood, but without a totem animal, she cannot make sense of her visions or walk the paths of the spirit world. When her family is forced to leave their reservation, they flee east to the Island: a mysterious and idyllic territory free from the depredations of industry and sickness and under the control of the Band, a group of guerrilla warriors. There, Cassandra will become the apprentice to a wise woman, fall in love, and find her destiny when the creatures of spirit claim her as their own. For the spirit world is angry… and they have chosen Cassandra to be their voice and instrument.

♡ Why?: I LOVE stories about post-America, dystopia, and the future, so this looks like a pretty great story. I find it interesting that Native Americans are now known as Aboriginals and their blood resists the plagues of the world. All of this just seems really awesome, so…yeah. I hope it’s good.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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