Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst.
Publication Date: August 27th 2013
|Conjured - Bloomsbury|
Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name—but no memories of her past. She’s been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access—and there is nothing they won’t say—or do—to her to get her to remember.
At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things—things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed—and she’s lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her—but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.
Synopsis from goodreads.com
I am simultaneously fascinated and spooked by this synopsis and there are few that left me guessing so much as well. Eve's powers (I wonder, if it's a speaking name here) sound incredible. Changing yourself so you can be anyone, go anywhere? But the price seems too high for using that power: memory loss and at a time when she needs to remember to stay alive. Novel, thrilling and unpredictable. I can't wait!
What are you waiting on this week? Tell us in the comments.