Waiting on Wednesday #5

Posted September 18, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

“Waiting On” Wednesday 
is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I have been so bad with my Waiting on Wednesdays 
but I promise to do them more often 🙂

This weeks book that I am waiting for is

The Real Boy 
by Anne Ursu 
Hardcover, 343 pages
Release Date: September 24th 2013 
by Walden Pond Press 
Goodreads Synopsis:
From Anne Ursu, the author of one of the most widely acclaimed middle-grade novels in recent memory, comes a new fairy-tale adventure of magic and friendship.

On an island at the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy. The city is called Asteri, a perfect city that was saved by the magic woven into its walls from a devastating plague that swept through the world over a hundred years before. The forest is called the Barrow, a vast wood of ancient trees that encircles the city and feeds the earth with magic. And the boy is called Oscar, a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow. Oscar spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master’s shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar’s world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in.

But it’s been a long time since anyone who could call himself a wizard walked the world, and now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the trees will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it…

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I love this synopsis and I love this cover.
As most know I am a huge fan of Middle Grade books 
so this is one I have on my must read list.
I have not read any of Anne Ursu’s books, I have Breadcrumbs on my TBR list and want to read it. I really want to read both of her books soon 🙂

So what are you waiting for this week?

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7 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #5

  1. One I love your meme picture. So cute!!! *squeezing those cheeks*
    Two I love this book cover and summary. This book is yet another one added to my ever growing TBR pile. Thanks

    • THANK YOU!!! Thats my little guy but he's not that little anymore and I squeezed those cheeks often even now he hates it LOL

      I heard her books are really good. Glad I can add to your pile 🙂