Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're anxiously awaiting!
Fated by Sarah Alderson
Release Date: January 5, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
What happens when you discover you aren't who you thought you were? And that the person you love is the person who will betray you? If your fate is already determined, can you fight it?
When Evie Tremain discovers that she’s the last in a long line of Demon slayers and that she’s being hunted by an elite band of assassins –Shapeshifters, Vampires and Mixen demons amongst them – she knows she can’t run. They’ll find her wherever she goes. Instead she must learn to stand and fight.
But when the half-human, half-Shadow Warrior Lucas Gray - is sent to spy on Evie and then ordered to kill her before she can fulfil a dangerous prophecy, their fates become inextricably linked. The war that has raged for one thousand years between humans and demons is about to reach a devastating and inevitable conclusion. Either one or both of them will die before this war ends.
If your life becomes bound to another's, what will it take to sever it?
This synopsis does everything right. First of all, I'm always fascinated by questions of fate. I love the promise that before this over either one or both of them will die -- is that actually going to happen? Is the author going to be able to find a way to make that not totally devastating/off-putting for readers (because, let's face it, we have expectations)? Also, anytime the word "slayer" comes up, I automatically think of Buffy, which equals "awesome". Slayers are always awesome. There are just so many intriguing questions asked in this summary! Ones I already have to know the answers to! And as an added bonus, there are several creatures I've never heard of mentioned, which means that the author is bringing something new to the table besides the same old vamps and weres. What's a Mixen? What's a Shadow? I am intrigued! Also, assassins and prophecies and supernatural wars, oh my!
What are you waiting on this week?