Waiting on Wednesday (87) - Rift by Andrea Cremer8:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Summary (from Penguin USA):
Chronicling the rise of the Keepers, this is the stunning prequel to Andrea Cremer's internationally bestselling Nightshade trilogy!
Sixteen-year-old Ember Morrow is promised to a group called Conatus after one of their healers saves her mother's life. Once she arrives, Ember finds joy in wielding swords, learning magic, and fighting the encroaching darkness loose in the world. She also finds herself falling in love with her mentor, the dashing, brooding, and powerful Barrow Hess. When the knights realize Eira, one of their leaders, is dabbling in dark magic, Ember and Barrow must choose whether to follow Eira into the nether realm or to pledge their lives to destroying her and her kind.
With action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality, this book is as fast-paced and breathtaking as the Nightshade novels.
I was more of a latecomer to reading the Nightshade series but once I began reading them, I thought they were so addictive and difficult to put down! I read the final novel in the trilogy, Bloodrose, not too long ago and I'm still not sure how I feel about its ending... I think bittersweet would be the best way to describe it for now.
Anyways, I'm definitely looking forward to Andrea Cremer's Rift and learning more about the history of the Conatus, and how the events back then influenced those in the Nightshade trilogy since it will cover more about how the Searchers and Keepers came into being. It sounds like it will be really exciting!
You can learn more about Rift from the official cover reveal on MTV's Hollywood Crush and read a sneak peek of Rift (the first chapter!) also on that website.