Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
Of Blood and Bone
Chronicles of the One Book 2
St. Martin’s Press, December 2018
Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic
From the publisher—
They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed.
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before―the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions. Traveling anywhere is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called Purity Warriors search for their next victim. Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted―and the time is coming when her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.
In a mysterious shelter in the forest, her training is about to begin under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries. She will learn the old ways of healing; study and spar; encounter faeries and elves and shifters; and find powers within herself she never imagined. And when the time is right, she will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
Why am I waiting so eagerly? Apparently, no one has ever told Nora Roberts that she isn’t really Superwoman; the woman has written hundreds of books under four names, helps out occasionally in her husband’s independent bookstore, owns a boutique hotel/B&B with her husband, writes 8 hours every day and, oh yes, she’s enormously philanthropic. She makes me want a nap just thinking about it 😉 Anyway, she decided to try her hand at post-apocalyptic fiction and Year One debuted last year. I was absolutely enthralled by that story and have been waiting for the second book with very little patience ever since—I need to know what happens next in this broken new world.