Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Harbinger

Sara Wilson Etienne
February 2, 2012

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn’t expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she’s going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she’s come home. She’s even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.

Faye knows she’s the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can’t trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her—and the rest of the world too.

Rich, compelling writing will keep the pages turning in this riveting and tautly told psychological thriller.

Alright. So as much as I'd like to pretend I'm not the type of girl who gets distracted by a shiny, I am just enthralled by this cover. Maybe it's the rich red of the blindfold, or just the expression on her face - like she's tensely waiting for something to happen - but I want to get my hands on it ASAP.

And also, what is up with the publishers and these small, frustrating summaries? The bones of dead animals give her comfort? Hands stained red?

Gah. Can someone tell me if there's a Time Turner available so I can just put us all out of our misery and turn to February?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. For more information on participating, please visit the hosting blog.


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