September 30, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I have two books that I’m waiting on this week.

Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks

I think this one just plain sounds interesting!

Summary from Barnes and Noble

Prepare to enter the Mirrorscape–a world where the bizarre is commonplace and logic makes no sense.
Melkin Womper is thrilled to escape his dull future as a village weaver and develop his artistic talent when he’s apprenticed to Ambrosius Blenk, one of Vlam’s most famous masters. Mel is especially excited by the colors that he’ll be able to use, since color is a very expensive Pleasure, strictly controlled by the sinister Fifth Mystery.

Mel can’t wait to enjoy the wonders of the grand city and begin his important work for Blenk. Instead, his dreams are quickly crushed by the reality of days filled with unimportant tasks and bullying by the other apprentices whose wealthy families have purchased their positions. Still, the promise of working under the great Blenk and studying his legendary paintings makes the misery bearable.
But when Mel and his new friends, Ludo and Wren, inadvertently stumble into a battle between the Fifth Mystery and the Rainbow Rebellion, an underground band fighting to make Pleasures affordable for all, the trio must step through Blenk’s paintings into the Mirrorscape. In this alternative world, the friends encounter monsters, mazes, talking houses, angels, and more.

Released: October 13

From: Egmont USA

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

This one has be showing up everywhere. I love the Midnighters and Uglies series both by Westerfeld, so I’m super curious about this book – the first in a 4 book set.

Summary from Barnes and Noble

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

Released: October 13

From: Simon and Shuster Children’s Publishing


  1. Don't you just love Mirrorscape's cover art? Thanks for sharing!

    here's mine.

  2. These both sounds wonderful. This is the first I have heard of Mirrorscape and I will have to add it to my list.

  3. I haven't heard of Mirrorscape yet - thanks. :)

  4. Mirrorscape looks absolutely WONDERFUL! I wonder how I had never heard of it. . .

  5. Both of those sound like great picks. Loving the covers.

  6. Mirrorscape is one I haven't heard of before and it sounds/looks awesome! I love the cover. Leviathan is AMAZING! I loved it! =)

  7. that sounds really different--you have to wonder how people come up with those things?