Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine! It spotlights soon to be released books that can't come quick enough!
This week (and every week until it's release) I'm excited for...
The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton!
For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she's connected to the land and protective of the magic. And she is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets. But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab's magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by the earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together, time again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power. (summary from Goodreads)
I loved, loved, loved Tessa's Blood Magic, so I'm super excited for this one! I can't wait to get to know Mab and Will, and delve back into her magical world! The bit about crows above also makes my heart jump...if you've read Blood Magic, you'll understand! Here's hoping for a little Silla and Nick too, even just a hint!!
Tessa Gratton's The Blood Keeper will be released 28 August 2012.
Is The Blood Keeper on your TBR list? What are you waiting on this week?