Raindropreflections: Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine =)

This Wednesday, I’m waiting on Above by Leah Bobet, which is releasing April 2012. That’s SO far away *sigh*

Summary (goodreads):

Matthew’s father had lion’s feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe’s histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can’t stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe’s founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel’s increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner’s occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he’s devoted his life to aren’t true: Corner’s invasion — and Ariel’s terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.

And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself.

I saw the cover for Above and my first reaction was GAHH! So pretty! And then I thought, wait, is that the CN Tower in the background? All the more reason for me to read it, ‘cuz Canada is awesome, people. Anyways, the cover totally matches up to the content, because if someone’s parents have lion feet and gills, I’m going to go WTH and then get really interested. I mean, who wouldn’t?

What are you guys waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Wow, the cover looks awesome! And the story sounds really interesting. 🙂 Kind of reminds me of Gone by Michael Grant, although I have to clue why, haha.


  2. The cover sucked me in right away. What a beauty! first time I'm hearing about this one. Thanks for letting me now.


  3. The cover alone is amazing. At first, I was really hooked in by the whole lion/gill thing, but the more I read, the more I started saying WTH?! However, I think I will read it just for my wth reacton! :0)


  4. This book looks so good!!!!! I just added it to my TBR list 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

    Here's my WoW!


  5. This was my WoW last week! And I know, the cover is AWESOME and I did the same thing: "Lions feet? Gills? I GOTTA read this." lol. Great choice! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!


  6. Sounds interesting. I love the idea of this community of "freaks"… definitely could get interesting. Great pick!


  7. Ooh this looks creepy and intense and so good! And what a cover 🙂


  8. WOW (no pun intended)! This book sounds so good, and the cover is just gorgeous!

    (Especially if that IS the CN Tower — because I'm a proud Canadian and you're completely right when you say that Canada is DA BOMB!)

    Awesome pick for your WOW, Rida! 🙂

    Thank you so much for stopping by!


  9. I agree! Great choice. Love the cover!

    My Wow: http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/08/www-10-and-waiting-on-wednesday-august.html

    Also, check out my new meme, Before the Blog: http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/08/before-blog-3-named-by-marianne-curley.html


  10. Oh YEAH, Canada is amazing 🙂


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