Waiting on Wednesday (74) and Book Trailer - The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Summary (from Goodreads):
St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

Robin Bridge's debut novel The Gathering Storm, the first novel in the Katerina Trilogy, sounds absolutely fantastic! A necromancer who must hide her powerful abilities in the midst of Russian royalty in a court where foul magic seems to be amok as all the while, two young men playing with our heroine's heart. Everything sounds great! I'm definitely looking forward to the The Gathering Storm!

And I hope you have a chance to check out the recently released book trailer for the novel, which I've also included below. If you weren't intrigued by The Gathering Storm before, I have a feeling you will be afterwards! 

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  1. I am so excited for this one!I picked it a few weeks ago myself. I love the idea of Russian history blended with the paranormal - bringing two of my favourites together!

  2. This one looks amazing, history and paranormal are a great mix, and the fact that its Russian makes it even more appealing to me!! I love the book trailer you posted too!!

    My WoW

  3. I just read this book, actually!
    :P I hope you can read it soon and that you like it more than I did.

  4. Woah, that trailer's kind of creepy! Especially the girl's eyes at the end... O_O

  5. I don't read many books that take place in Russia so that's different plus the trailer was great...wish it was longer too.