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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres


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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" is:

Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

Release Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Age Group: Young Adult

Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.

Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.

But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.

When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?

Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?

Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.

Ooohh I love, love, love the sound of this book especially because of its dark undertones and what appears to be (from the blurb anyway) an extremely unique story. This book also happens to be by an Australian author (yay!) so I’ve added it as one of my challenge books to read for the Aussie YA Reading Challenge. Also don’t you just adore the cover, it’s so creepy yet strangely beautiful. March 2011 can’t come soon enough!

For more info you should definitely check out the website for Burn Bright, click HERE.

Well that’s my “waiting on” pick, what's yours this week?
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