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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Banished by Sophie Littlefield

Delacorte Press, October 12th 2010

Sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell can't wait for the day she'll leave Gypsum, Missouri, far behind, taking only four-year-old Chub, the developmentally-delayed little boy her cruel drug-dealing grandmother fosters for the state money. But when a freak accident in gym class leaves a girl in critical condition, Hailey feels drawn to lay her hands on the injured girl and an astonishing healing takes place. Before Hailey can understand her new powers, a beautiful stranger shows up...just in time to save her and Chub from hired killers. A desperate race begins, with Hailey as the ultimate prize: there are those who will stop at nothing to harness her gifts to create an undefeatable army of the undead. Now it is up to Hailey and a small but determined family of healers to stand up to the unbelievable and face the unthinkable.


I love the cover for this one and it sounds so dark and suspenseful!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event spotlighting upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


The Graef Family! said...

The cover is awesome!!!! This book sounds so good!!! Can't wait for October to read it. :)

Morgan said...

I'm usually not drawn to books with these kind of plotlines but this one really sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Bere said...

Wow sounds like a very interesting book!
And yes the cover looks great!
I would definitely like to read this book =)

Becky said...

This has a really intriguing premise and I love the cover too. Great pick.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool eyes. Nice pick!

Wings said...

this sounds very interesting...im wonder how Chub will contribute