“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:
♡ Author: Bethany Wiggins
♡ Release Date: September 27, 2011 (North America)
♡ Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
♡ Synopsis: After bouncing from foster home to foster home, Magdalene Mae is transferred to what should be her last foster home in the tiny town of Silver City, New Mexico. Now that she’s eighteen and has only a year left in high school, she’s determined to stay out of trouble and just be normal. Agreeing to go to the prom with Bridger O’Connell is a good first step. Fitting in has never been her strong suit, but it’s not for the reasons most people would expect-it all has to do with the deep secret that she is a shape shifter. But even in her new home danger lurks, waiting in the shadows to pounce. They are the Skinwalkers of Navajo legend, who have traded their souls to become the animal whose skin they wear-and Maggie is their next target.
Full of romance, mysticism, and intrigue, this dark take on Navajo legend will haunt readers to the final page.
♡ Why?: I love the myth of the Skinwalkers, and to be honest, it seems like Native American legends/myths get shafted in YA lit. So anything Skinwalkers is definitely down my alley. I’m actively looking for an ARC for this, so if you have one, please shoot me an email at usagiko at gmail dot com.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?