“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Jill at the Breaking The Spine. It showcases upcoming releases we’re anticipating!
My pick of the week is:
Phoenix Overture (Incarnate 2.5)
by: Jodi Meadows
Coming: 3 September 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
This breathtaking and lyrical novella captures a thrilling and momentous decision for a young man and the people he loves. Told from the perspective of Sam, the sensitive musician from Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate series, lifetimes before he meets Ana, Phoenix Overture is a story of love and loss, strength and courage, and facing the consequences of the hardest of decisions.
Phoenix Overture offers existing fans a deeper insight into a favorite character and the intriguing history of Heart, while new readers will find a stunning introduction to this rich world and the romantic, captivating fantasy of the Incarnate series.
In the wilds around the Community where Sam and his family have taken shelter, life is dangerous. Dragons, trolls, centaurs, and other monsters fill the world. The word comes from the council that everyone must leave and journey to rescue their leader, Janan, who has been abducted by a mysterious new enemy in the north. Faced with overwhelming threats that bring death and destruction, Sam and the others reach the northern Range and, reunited with Janan, are given an unimaginable opportunity. Although it would give them the privilege to live and learn and love without fear, the choice is not without its own dire consequences. And lives—though not theirs—are sure to be lost. Just how much are they willing to give up to save themselves?
Why I’m excited
Seriously? Sam. Do I really need to say more? Okay, so maybe I’m excited because I love Sam and Jodi keeps tweeting about how much she’s tortured him. #EvilAuthorsAreEvil In all seriousness though, a tortured (in more ways than one, I’m looking at YOU Jodi!) musician, who is absolutely adorable in this reincarnation and we get to catch a glimpse of him in his various other incarnations? Yes, please! I never said I wasn’t a sucker for musicians. I DID marry a drummer after all!
Why I need you to be excited
SAM! OMG SAM! You need to suffer with him and love him like I do. Okay, maybe not, I’d have to share him then.