“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:
Talker 25 (Talker 25 #1)
By: Joshua McClune
Coming: 22 April 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins, Greenwillow
Debut author Joshua McCune’s gritty and heart-pounding novel is a masterful reimagining of popular dragon fantasy lore, set in a militant future reminiscent of Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker and Ann Aguirre’s Outpost.
It’s a high school prank gone horribly wrong-sneaking onto the rez to pose next to a sleeping dragon-and now senior Melissa Callahan has become an unsuspecting pawn in a war between Man and Monster, between family and friends and the dragons she has despised her whole life. Chilling, epic, and wholly original, this debut novel imagines a North America where dragons are kept on reservations, where strict blackout rules are obeyed no matter the cost, where the highly weaponized military operates in chilling secret, and where a gruesome television show called Kissing Dragons unites the population. Joshua McCune’s debut novel offers action, adventure, fantasy, and a reimagining of popular dragon lore.
Why I’m excited:
I thought the combination of military and fantasy would make for an interesting combination. I’m always up for a good fantasy read and I enjoy a bit of military action thrown in. Let’s face it, Jodi Meadows has me on a bit of a dragon kick. We’ll see if these dragons measure up to Acid Breath though! (:
Why I need you to be excited:
A debut author with an intriguing new twist. Fantasy and dystopian will probably call to some CJ Redwine fans. Dystopian and dragons to Jodi Meadows fans. I just think this sounds like a good read and a debut author who needs some support! (: Plus…. DRAGONS. That should be all you need!