Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (50) Winterkill

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:02 AM with 11 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

17853596 Winterkill

Authors: Kate Boorman
Publisher: Abrams/Amulet and Faber & Faber Ltd.
Release Date: September 9, 2014

Link to Goodreads:

Emmeline knows the woods outside her settlement are forbidden. The mysterious enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters.

Living with the shame of her grandmother's insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent. When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it's a rare opportunity to wash the family stain clean--even if she has eyes for another. But before she is forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her out to the woods, where she finds a path she can't help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the settlement will kill to protect. Her grandmother went down that path and paid the price.

If Emmeline isn't careful, she will be next.

Why I'm Excited:

I imagine this one was pretty popular last week. The synopsis reminds me of a cross between the movie The Village--an unpopular movie I actually liked quite a bit--and Little Red Riding Hood (between the girl's cover outfit and the mentions of her grandmother). The thing that is really drawing me in is that cover. I'm in love with the way that font is part of the fence. Such an ingenious design! This sounds different from the contemporaries I tend to read...which is exactly what I'm looking for. I definitely have my eye out for this one.

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  1. Very excited for this one, too! That cover is amazing, so creative the way they did the title!

  2. Wow- this sounds awesome and is new to me. I am definitely going to add it to my TBR. It does remind me of The Village (loved that movie, too!) and that cover is so very eye-catching! Great pick!

  3. I hadn't heard of this one and it makes me curious to know what the genre is. Is it historical? Dystopian? It's hard to tell from the synopsis, with them living isolated from a mysterious enemy that wiped out half of the people. Hmmm…very intrigued. Great pick! ~Pam

  4. I haven't seen this one before, but it does sound interesting. I will have to check out some reviews. I hope you enjoy it!!

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  5. This does sound really intriguing! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Winterkill is new to me - sounds interesting. Great pick :)
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  7. I thought of The Village when I read the summary to (and I liked that movie), so I'm definitely intrigued!!
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  8. This sounds really good! I haven't heard of it until now. I completely agree with you on that cover! Love the way the font was incorporated into the landscape!

  9. This one sounds spooky, which I like, and I'm totally digging the title treatment.

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  10. I thought of The Village, too, as soon as I started reading the synopsis. It does sound good! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new bloglovin follower! I'd love a follow back. Here's mine -

  11. For some reason, this reminds me of The Forest of Hands and Teeth though I'm not sure if this is a zombie book as well. I'm definitely intrigued and I hope there's some scary parts :D


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