January 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Ruby Red and Shattered Souls

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

This week's picks:

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Goodreads' description:

"Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon, the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust."

I first saw this one featured at The Story Siren and was immediately intrigued. Neat that the time travel is something they know about already! Apparently this one was written in German originally. Anyway I *love* the cover, the red is so rich and the scrollwork so intricate...it really stands out!

This is the German cover — quite a different feel, eh?

Apparently that tagline translates to something like, "Love goes through all of time."

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

Goodreads' description:
"Mary Lindsey's SHATTERED SOULS, a dark and dangerous forbidden love story about a Speaker who helps lingering ghosts pass to the spirit world and the Protector who has pledged to serve her."

I know, this one's already been floating around the blogosphere quite a bit, but I couldn't resist giving everyone another chance to ogle this drop-dead-gorgeous cover. And I also wanted to say that the skewing of perspective and transformation here reminds me of a Canadian artist, Rob Gonsalves', work. Some of his stuff is brilliant! 

What books are you waiting on?


  1. Nice picks! I will have to add these to my TBR list.

    Reading Lark's WOW

  2. Ruby Red has one of the most beautiful covers I have seen for that I would get it, yes I am a cover girl. lol

    My WOW

  3. @BLHmistress: I know, isn't it gorgeous? Very striking!

  4. I love these picks. I have to check and see if Ruby Red is on my TBR. I think it is, but I'll have to make sure. I love time travel books. I can't decide which cover I like better. They're both great.

  5. Shattered Souls has a pretty cool cover... plus, that brief description just leaves me intrigued to find out more. :)

  6. I'm going to have to add Ruby Red to my wishlist and check if Shattered Souls is on it. Both sound really good!

  7. Both sound really interesting. The US cover for Ruby Red definitely feels different, and I can't wait to read it. Great picks

  8. I'm so glad I've discovered Ruby Red through this post, it's on my wishlist now! I haven't read that many time travek books but I've enjoyed the ones I have. I much prefer the US cover!

  9. Nice picks! Both of these are on my TBR list as well. =)

  10. nice! I have heard a lot about Shattered Souls the cover is GORGEOUS! and i have heard a lot about Ruby red as well.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Katie @ Novel Society


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