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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (4) : Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This weeks pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" is:


By: Sarah Beth Durst
Publication Date: October 6, 2009
Pre-order at: Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-a-million, Amazon, etc

When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairytale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth to become a prisoner of the trolls. Now that Cassie is older, she knows that this was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, she is determined to become a scientist, and she has no time for make believe.

Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face to face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned in the troll castle. And that he can bring her back -- if Cassie will agree to be his bride.

That is the beginning of Cassie's own real-life fairytale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knew will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her -- until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of ICE.

To read an excerpt, click HERE.

The elements of magic and romance in the description of this book really captured my imagination. I also LOVE the cover. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

What are you waiting on?


a flight of minds said...

I had this book as a WoW a couple of weeks ago, so of course I totally agree. It sounds really interesting and the cover is to die for. It's so beautiful. Great pick!


Lexie said...

my list is too long to even contemplate, but yes and yes I want this book. I've been waiting for another East o'the moon (etc) send off!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice choice. I really really want to read this one as well. It sounds good and the cover is awesome.



Amelia said...

Sounds really great! I love fairy tales.

Mary said...

Looks like many people will be happy when this book arrives!

robin_titan said...

great cover!