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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Mist by Kathryn James!


  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (September 1, 2011)

Midnight: a mist-haunted wood with a bad reputation. A sweet sixteen party, and 13 year old Nell is trying to keep her sister, spoilt birthday-girl Gwen, out of trouble. No chance. Trouble finds Gwen and drags her through the mist. Only Nell guesses who’s behind the kidnap - the boy she hoped was her friend, the cute but mysterious Evan River.

All those fairy stories Nell’s grandmother told her about girls being stolen by fairy folk are true. The Elven are beautiful as starlight, fierce as wolves, and cold as ice. And they want their world back. The fight has been raging for centuries. Nell’s grandmother should know, she’s a Watcher, the ones responsible for imprisoning the Elven in isolated iron-bound camps in Siberia. Only Evan, his fanatical older brother Fen, and a handful of Elven children are still free.

Fen, hellbent on revenge, keeps Gwen in their wolf-guarded stronghold deep in the mist. The price for her safe return? The release of all the Elven – but the Watchers will never agree. Only Nell can save Gwen.

Time is twisted through the mist: if Nell stops longer than a night and day, a hundred years will hit her as soon as she returns and she’ll be old and withered before she’s even lived. The clock is ticking.

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Kathryn James lives in Leicester with her family.  She’s a filmmaker who documents the lives of Gypsies living in the UK.

Kathryn is fascinated by the weird and fantastic elements of life and spends hours surfing the net for the strangest websites. 

This cover alone would make me snatch the book off the shelf. I think it sounds so spooky and exciting!

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


Jessica said...

Ooh that one's new to me! Looks interesting!

Here's my WoW

Kristen said...

Ooooo pretty! I want it! *adds it to her to-read shelf on Goodreads* Thanks for sharing hon!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

This is the second blog I've seen this book on, so it must be getting a lot of good buzz! Happy Reading!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Whoa. Cool pick!

Eaven said...

Hello,I just wanted to say I am the artist who created the book cover and thank you all for your kind words.I feel very honored.

Eaven said...

Hello,I just wanted to say I am the artist who created the book cover and thank you all for your kind words.I feel very honored.

Kathryn James said...

Hi, I'm Kathryn James and I've loved all your comments. I especially agree that cover is spot-on. Hope you all like the story of Nell.I'm sitting here smiling.