Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
My WoW picks this week are:
Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow
"In the world of Sorrow’s
Knot, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to
something hungry and nearly invisible, something deadly. The dead can
only be repelled or destroyed with magically knotted cords and yarns.
The women who tie these knots are called binders.
Otter is the
daughter of Willow, a binder of great power. She’s a proud and
privileged girl who takes it for granted that she will be a binder some
day herself. But when Willow’s power begins to turn inward and tear her
apart, Otter finds herself trapped with a responsibility she’s not ready
for, and a power she no longer wants."
Love the way that the premises of Erin Bow's books play with how magic is presented and used – first in Plain Kate, and now here. This one sounds like it could be pretty dark, and I'm interested to see how Otter's inner struggle is portrayed. Plus, that cover!
Levitating Las Vegas by Jennifer Echols
"Nothing up her sleeves...or so she’s been led to believe.
Holly Starr is sick and tired of assisting her dad, a celebrity
magician, in his Las Vegas casino magic show. As soon as he keeps his
promise to her and shares the secrets to his tricks, she can break out
on her own. But can she really make it? For years Holly has taken
medication to stave off crazy hallucinations that she can levitate
objects. Just when she thinks she’s ready to make a career and a life
for herself, her medicine—and her luck—run out.
suffers from a similar delusion—that he can read minds—and he’s out of
medicine too. Determined to save himself and his old flame Holly, he
kidnaps her and takes her straight to the source, a town high in the
Rockies where their medicine is made. What they discover there leads
them to suspect their powers are not imaginary after all...and neither
is the intense attraction they feel for each other.
They make a
pact to stick together as they return to Vegas to confront the people
who kept them in the dark so long. But soon they’re pitting their powers
against each other in a dangerous world where the nightlife is
seductive, domination is addictive, the sex is beyond belief...and
falling in love is murder."
I'm pretty sure this is the New Adult book that Jennifer Echols referred to in my interview with her last year! Very cool that she is now getting it published. It sounds totally different from most of Echols' work, which is usually straight-up contemp YA. This one, by contrast, is New Adult, but with the paranormal element and the magician angle, it stands out amongst the many romance-only NA reads we've been seeing these days.
What books are you waiting for?