"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming books whose releases are being eagerly awaited. Bloggers are encouraged to join in and post about the book(s) they're looking forward to reading. Here is mine:
OPPRESSION, (Children of the Gods Book #1), by Jessica Therrien
Expected Publication: February 28th by ZOVA Books
Synopsis: OPPRESSION tells the story of a young woman who discovers that she belongs to a secret society of individuals with extraordinarily long life spans and unusual abilities. Fearful of prophecies about their only daughter, her parents kept her hidden from the world – and the society – for as long as they could. But when their own untimely deaths leave her to fend for herself, the truth of her origins and the fateful prophecy find her at last. Joining the ranks of such widely popular works as the Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games, and the Mortal Instruments series, Mrs. Therrien's paranormal romance/adventure promises to be the next fan-favorite in its genre.
Why OPPRESSION? I've been following Jessica Therrien's publishing journey for a few months now, via her blogspot, and I have to say she's such a sweet, interesting person. Her blog posts about OPRESSION (previously titled The Descendants) made it sound utterly intriguing, and definitely a book worth waiting for. The cover was only released very recently - a few days before Christmas, I believe! - and I love it. The darkness pressing in on Elyse really fits the title, and the fact that her eyes are closed makes me think of how completely unaware she is of the truth. Click here for a sneak peek at the novel.