Wednesday, August 04, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday (28)

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

Eleni of La Femme Readers posted about this book and I just fell in love with it! So it's my WoW!

The Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
Knopf Books for Young Readers
February 8, 2011
When Trei loses his family in a tragic disaster, he must search out distant relatives in a new land. The Floating Islands are unlike anything Trei has ever seen: stunning, majestic, and graced with kajurai, men who soar the skies with wings. Trei is instantly sky-mad, and desperate to be a kajurai himself. The only one who fully understands his passion is Araene, his newfound cousin. Prickly, sarcastic, and gifted, Araene has a secret of her own . . . a dream a girl cannot attain. Trei and Araene quickly become conspirators as they pursue their individual paths. But neither suspects that their lives will be deeply entwined, and that the fate of the Floating Islands will lie in their hands. . . .Filled with rich language, and told in alternating voices, The Floating Islands is an all-encompassing young adult fantasy read.

Doesn't this one sound really great? And look at that cover!

Another Pan by Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri
Candlewick Press
October 26, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking realm beneath the Manhattan school. As the hallways darken, and dead moths cake the floor, a charismatic new R.A. named Peter reveals that their actions have unleashed a terrible consequence: the underworld and all its evil is now seeping into Marlowe. Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri return to reimagine Peter Pan as a twisty, atmospheric, and fast-paced fantasy about the perils of immortality.

Peter Pan! I loved, and I mean loved, him when I was younger and I still love him! 


  1. Ooh! Nice picks! TFI looks great, same with AP!

  2. I hadn't seen the cover for Another Pan yet, yay! I really like the ideas behind and the covers for the Another series.

    Although I believe it's coming out in October 2010.

    The cover for the Floating Islands is awesome too :)

  3. i picked another pan this week too :) love it!