Waiting on Wednesday: The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

My concentration is shot to hell. With the slow leaking of Comic Con information, I am abuzz with excitement and craziness and OMG IS IT JULY 11TH YET?!!

I just found out that Marissa Meyers is going to be there. And Gail Carriger. And Mark Danielewski. And and and... SO MANY AUTHORS! I have a small fear that I might end up stalking Marissa Meyers... I need more ANDROIDS!

Anyway, on to Waiting on Wednesday:

The Shadow Society
Marie Rutkoski

Straus and Giroux
Releases October 30, 2012
416 pages

Preorder it from Amazon here

Darcy Jones doesn't remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. So she isn't surprised that she doesn't recognize Conn, the new boy at her high school, even though he seems to know her—or at least know something about her.

What does surprise her is how quickly she comes to trust Conn, and that he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn't thought possible. But his interest in her is confusing. It doesn't line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she was his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy and she is arrested, she realizes that she can't rely on anything—not Conn, not herself, and not even the laws of nature. Because this world isn't the only one. Darcy belongs in an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire never happened, and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Darcy needs some answers.

And she hates that the person most able to help her get them is Conn.

I hadn't heard of this book before earlier today when it popped up into my newsfeed on Facebook. A lot of cover reveals have happened the last couple of days, but this is my choice this week because it sounds like a good alt-world story with some paranormal ghostiness thrown in. I just hope that the relationship between the two main characters doesn't end up being one of those I-hate-you-but-now-I-love-you things. Those are normally cheesy.

 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Anybody else bouncing in their seats awaiting Comic Con in two weeks? TWO WEEKS!!