Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday 12 - Guardian of the Dead

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine. This week's choice is:

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey - Release date April 1, 2010

In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope.

At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline. Then everything changes: In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.

Karen Healey introduces a savvy and spirited heroine with a strong, fresh voice. Full of deliciously creepy details, this adventure is a deftly crafted story of Māori mythology, romance, betrayal, and war.

Guardian of the Dead is Karen Healey's debut novel. Is it on your Debut Authors Challenge List? I think I'm most excited about this book because of it's setting and use of Māori mythology, it sounds really intriguing, different, and exciting. Can't wait to read it!


Book Crazy Jenn said...

Great pick, this one is on my wishlist - it sounds so good!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

The use of Māori mythology is also what stands out with me. Great pick!

My Pick.

Lori said...

Cool cover and it looks to be an interesting read. Here's Mine.

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