Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
This week I'm waiting on...
Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
Summary from Goodreads: I’d love a cup of coffee. I wish she knew how pretty she was. I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes. I just want her to be happy. I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin…
Joy is used to hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica whisper: I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that’s what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.
I know what you're thinking: this is all good. Love the premise, love the cover, love the fact that the MC is called Joy. Really love the idea that a magical gift can be a blessing or a curse.
Also: sisterhood. In fantasy books, not many female characters seem to have sisters. I'm not sure why that is, because in real life a lot of us do. So I'm looking forward to this one. A lot.
Expect this one out in the US early 2010. And expect me to be making some noise about it.