Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (25)

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can't wait for!

Plain Kate by Erin Bow.
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine.
Release Date: Unknown. 2010.

Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver's daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade”: a dangerous nickname in a country where witches are hunted and burned in the square.

For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate’s father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate.

Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he’ll give Kate the means to escape the angry town, and what’s more, he’ll grant her heart’s wish. It’s a chance for her to start over, to find a home, a family, a place to belong. But Kate soon realizes she can't live shadowless forever -- and that Linay's designs are darker than she ever dreamed.


  1. Ooh interesting premise! I like the sound of this.

  2. This is my pick too! I think it sounds great and I love the cover!!

  3. The cover of this book looks awesome!
    I'm a new follower who is looking forward to reading your blog- thanks for posting! :)

  4. Oooh, this sounds like it'll be a great read!