Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It's where we share those titles that are so firmly on our wishlist that we just need to talk about them to anyone who'll listen. Like you, for instance.
This week I'm waiting on....
Steel by Carrie Vaughn
Summary from Goodreads.com: When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early eighteenth century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.
Okay, so that summary doesn't tell me all that much, but what it does tell me is seriously intriguing. Time travel, pirates and a female lead character who plays competitive sports? I'm sold.
The internets tell me that Carrie Vaughn has written a lot of books before, although mainly for the grown up market. Which means I don't get to do my debut novel dance*, but I do get to look forward to a book from an author who has already been on the bestseller list. Swings and roundabouts, people.
This one's set to hit the US on March 15th 2011. No news on a UK publication yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
* Which is cooler than it sounds.**
** Except for not.