Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
This week I'm waiting on...
Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw.
Summary from Amazon: Ten years ago Kate Winters’ parents were taken by the High Council’s wardens to help with the country’s war effort.
Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane – the High Council’s most feared man – recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council’s experiments into the veil, and he’s convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace.
The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft – a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft.
There's something about the premise of this book that makes me giddy with excitement. It sounds fresh, intriguing and dark, and that sounds good to me. If a book has a High Council, a Night Train and a graveyard city, it's pretty much guaranteed to be my kind of thing. Plus, Jenna Burtenshaw is a debut UK author, which as far as I'm concerned equals awesome.
Also, I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover... but when a cover is this lovely, what's a girl to do?
ETA for this one is May 13th 2010 for UK types.