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A Reader of Fictions: Waiting on Wednesday (6)

A Reader of Fictions

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Yet again, the book I am waiting on is a dystopia. Everyone's shocked, right? Other reasons I'm waiting so hard for this one are: 1) that it's Asian 2) that I know Kristoff will really make this dystpian world epically awful 3) that I've loved reading Kristoff's writing on Twitter and his blog. Kristoff is very sarcastic, darkly funny and doesn't care if he pisses people off, or so it seems to me, and I totally dig that. Too bad the launch party's in Australia or I would so be there to get my own signed copy.

Jay Kristoff
Expected Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Dunne

Note: The cover art shown is the UK cover. The US cover has yet to be released.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

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Blogger Unknown said...

So far I have not read anything about this author, but the book seems very interesting, I also really like.
And I like your blog a lot, showing interesting news. (Sorry for the way of expressing myself, I'm from Spain and not very good English).

May 2, 2012 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger fakesteph said...

This one definitely looks really good!!!! I want to read this one, too!

May 2, 2012 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Mari said...

Wow, Christina this sure is an awesome pick for this Wednesday! I have never heard of the author or the novel but it sounds just like a story I might enjoy. Yaaay for the Asian setting and legend.

May 2, 2012 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Grad Student @ Young Adult Fiction and Whiskey Sours said...

I have never heard of this, and there is no such thing as too much Dystopian fiction! Great pick.

May 2, 2012 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Giselle said...

Oh I love this cover! It,s the first time I hear of it too it sounds great!! Dystopians are my fav!

May 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Adriana C said...

I love dystopian novels! great pick!

May 2, 2012 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Ah yes, well dystopians are the place to be nowadays aren't they? ^_^ Happy waiting..and reading!

May 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

ooh swords and quests in a dystopian setting..yum!
My WoW

May 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Tribute Books said...

Enjoy! your pick.


May 2, 2012 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger ellepaulette said...

This book does sound good! I may be adding it to my own TBR list.
Thanks for sharing,

May 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger A Beautiful Madness said...

Sounds interesting! I hadn't really heard of that book before. Great pick!
My WoW

May 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this looks very cool!!

May 2, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I'm not the biggest fan of the cover, but the synopsis is very interesting! I'm not quite sure how to categorize it, which only makes it more intruguing.
Thank you for stopping by today!

May 2, 2012 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Aneeqah said...

The synopsis sounds so interesting! This book sounds so unique. I'm thinking that I'm going to add it to my TBR. Great choice! =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

May 2, 2012 at 6:44 PM  

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